Ennepetal is a town in the district of Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It was created in 1949 out of the former municipalities Milspe and Voerde. It was named after the river Ennepe, which flows through the municipality.

Ennepetal
Ennepetal-Voerde in summer
Ennepetal-Voerde in summer
Coat of arms of Ennepetal
Coat of arms
Location of Ennepetal within Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis district
BochumDortmundEssenGelsenkirchenHagenHerneKreis MettmannKreis UnnaMärkischer KreisOberbergischer KreisRemscheidWuppertalBreckerfeldEnnepetalGevelsbergHattingenHerdeckeSchwelmSprockhövelWetter (Ruhr)WittenEnnepetal in EN.svg
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Ennepetal is located in Germany
Ennepetal
Ennepetal
Ennepetal is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
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Ennepetal
Coordinates: 51°17′N 7°20′E / 51.283°N 7.333°E / 51.283; 7.333Coordinates: 51°17′N 7°20′E / 51.283°N 7.333°E / 51.283; 7.333
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionArnsberg
DistrictEnnepe-Ruhr-Kreis
Government
 • MayorImke Heymann
Area
 • Total57.42 km2 (22.17 sq mi)
Elevation
170-390 m (−1,110 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total30,075
 • Density520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
58256
Dialling codes02333
Vehicle registrationEN
Websitewww.ennepetal.de

The town was featured in the headlines when on April 12, 2005, a hostage taker snatched several school children from a school bus and took them as hostages, see Ennepetal hostage taking.

Division of the townEdit

Ennepetal is divided into nine quarters (Ortsteile), which resemble former towns and villages. The population is shown as of 10 June 2015:[2]

  • Altenvoerde (3663)
  • Bülbringen/Oberbauer (1470)
  • Büttenberg (3689)
  • Hasperbach (1208)
  • Königsfeld (1090)
  • Milspe (9776)
  • Oelkinghausen (573)
  • Rüggeberg (1482)
  • Voerde (7438)

International relationsEdit

TransportEdit

The Ennepetal (Gevelsberg) station on the Wuppertal–Dortmund railway is served by regional trains.

The town also had a station named "Voerde" on the Kleinbahn Haspe-Voerde-Breckerfeld, which in former times was the longest streetcar in Germany. Today, the former track is being used as a walk and bicycle way, connecting the Ruhr area to the nearby Sauerland.

Notable placesEdit

The Klutert Cave is one of the largest natural caves of Germany with a length of over 5 km.

EconomyEdit

  • dormakaba
  • febi - Ferdinand Bilstein
  • ABC - Altenloh Brinck & Co (screws)
  • Dahlhaus Leuchten, GmbH
  • Ernst Mager KG (screws)

PersonalitiesEdit

Sons and daughters of the townEdit

People who are connected to EnnepetalEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  2. ^ The Quarters of Ennepetal Archived 2016-03-05 at the Wayback Machine, ennepetal.de

External linksEdit