Bestwig is a municipality in the Hochsauerland district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Bestwig
Coat of arms of Bestwig
Coat of arms
Location of Bestwig within Hochsauerland district
HesseSiegen-WittgensteinHöxter (district)Olpe (district)Paderborn (district)Soest (district)Märkischer KreisOlsbergMeschedeWinterbergMarsbergBestwigEsloheSundernHallenbergMedebachBrilonSchmallenbergArnsbergNorth Rhine-WestphaliaBestwig in HSK.svg
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Bestwig is located in Germany
Bestwig
Bestwig
Bestwig is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Bestwig
Bestwig
Coordinates: 51°22′0″N 08°24′0″E / 51.36667°N 8.40000°E / 51.36667; 8.40000Coordinates: 51°22′0″N 08°24′0″E / 51.36667°N 8.40000°E / 51.36667; 8.40000
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionArnsberg
DistrictHochsauerland
Subdivisions8
Government
 • MayorRalf Péus (CDU)
Area
 • Total69.36 km2 (26.78 sq mi)
Elevation
280-750 m (−2,180 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total10,687
 • Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
59909
Dialling codes02904, 02905
Vehicle registrationHSK
Websitewww.bestwig.de

GeographyEdit

Bestwig is situated on the river Ruhr, approx. 10 km east of Meschede.

Neighbouring municipalitiesEdit

SubdivisionsEdit

  • Bestwig (1,334 inhabitants)
  • Velmede (3,461 inhabitants)
  • Ramsbeck (2,047 inhabitants)
  • Ostwig (1,655 inhabitants)
  • Nuttlar (1,671 inhabitants)
  • Heringhausen (903 inhabitants)
  • Berlar
  • Andreasberg
  • Wasserfall

Twin townsEdit

Bestwig has no official partnership with another town, but has close to ties to Niederorschel (Thuringia, Germany) and Niederwiesa (Saxony, Germany).

Coat of armsEdit

The coat of arms shows a silver Saint Andrew's Cross on blue ground. The Saint Andrew's Cross is a reference to the patron of the parish church in Velmede, Saint Andrew. The colors silver and blue show the allegiance to the former county of Arnsberg.

Notable personsEdit

Notable placesEdit

  • Abbey Bergkloster Bestwig[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  2. ^ Bergkloster Bestwig

External linksEdit