Breckerfeld is a town in the district of Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis, in North Rhine-Westphalia, (Germany). It is located in the southeastern-most part of the Ruhr area in northern Sauerland. The town is a member of Regionalverband Ruhr (association).

Breckerfeld
Breckerfeld, Frankfurter Straße
Breckerfeld, Frankfurter Straße
Coat of arms of Breckerfeld
Coat of arms
Location of Breckerfeld within Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis district
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Breckerfeld is located in Germany
Breckerfeld
Breckerfeld
Breckerfeld is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Breckerfeld
Breckerfeld
Coordinates: 51°16′N 07°28′E / 51.267°N 7.467°E / 51.267; 7.467Coordinates: 51°16′N 07°28′E / 51.267°N 7.467°E / 51.267; 7.467
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionArnsberg
DistrictEnnepe-Ruhr-Kreis
Subdivisions2
Government
 • MayorKlaus Baumann (CDU)
Area
 • Total59 km2 (23 sq mi)
Elevation
380 - 442 m (−1,070 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total8,938
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
58339
Dialling codes02338
Vehicle registrationEN
Websitewww.breckerfeld.de

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GeographyEdit

Breckerfeld is a rural community in a hilly area. The weather around the city is generally cool with a substantial amount of rain. The town consists of two administrative parts: Breckerfeld proper and Waldbauer.

HistoryEdit

Breckerfeld has had town rights since 1396 and was a member of the Hanseatic League. From 1907 until 1963 the Haspe–Voerde–Breckerfeld Light Railway connected Breckerfeld with the Elberfeld–Dortmund railway at Haspe. In 1970, the independent municipality of Dahl joined the town of Breckerfeld. In 1975, the federal parliament decided to reorganize this area into falling within the boundaries of the nearby district-free city, Hagen.

Nena, one of Germany's most successful pop-singers, spent the first several years of her life in Breckerfeld.

Twin citiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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