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-Voerde in summer
|• Mayor||Imke Heymann|
|• Total||57.42 km2 (22.17 sq mi)|
|Elevation||170-390 m (−1,110 ft)|
|• Density||520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
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:
- Altenvoerde (3663)
- Bülbringen/Oberbauer (1470)
- Büttenberg (3689)
- Hasperbach (1208)
- Königsfeld (1090)
- Milspe (9776)
- Oelkinghausen (573)
- Rüggeberg (1482)
- Voerde (7438)
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.
The Klutert Cave is one of the largest natural caves of Germany with a length of over 5 km.
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Sons and daughters of the townEdit
- Karl-Heinz Peters (1903-1990), film actor
People who are connected to EnnepetalEdit
- "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
- The Quarters of Ennepetal Archived 2016-03-05 at the Wayback Machine, ennepetal.de