|• Mayor||Thomas Meyer (SPD)|
|• Total||41.21 km2 (15.91 sq mi)|
|Elevation||107 m (351 ft)|
|• Density||500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
05225 (most of Westerenger)
05223 (parts of Besenkamp)
Division of the townEdit
Enger consists of the following districts (population as of December 31, 2005):
- Belke-Steinbeck (2,471 inhabitants)
- Besenkamp (1,849 inhabitants)
- Dreyen (1,404 inhabitants)
- Enger (7,809 inhabitants)
- Herringhausen (West) (430 inhabitants)
- Oldinghausen (773 inhabitants)
- Pödinghausen (2,181 inhabitants)
- Siele (122 inhabitants)
- Westerenger (3,797 inhabitants)
A legend tells that Widukind founded a church in Enger after his baptism, and that he lived at the place until his death. He was buried in the church of Enger, and his monumental tomb is still there. Despite this, it remains doubtful that the remains of Widukind are actually in the tomb. Analysis shows that the memorial slab dates to the time around the year 1100.
The main current attractions of Enger are Widukind's tomb, the Widukind museum, the Widukind festival ("Timpkenfest"), held annually on January 6 and the "Kirschblütenfest".
Sons and daughters of the townEdit
- "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.