Erwitte (About this soundErwitte ) is a town in the district of Soest, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Erwitte
Coat of arms of Erwitte
Coat of arms
Location of Erwitte within Soest district
Erwitte in SO.svg
Erwitte is located in Germany
Erwitte
Erwitte
Erwitte is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Erwitte
Erwitte
Coordinates: 51°37′N 08°21′E / 51.617°N 8.350°E / 51.617; 8.350Coordinates: 51°37′N 08°21′E / 51.617°N 8.350°E / 51.617; 8.350
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionArnsberg
DistrictSoest
Subdivisions15
Government
 • MayorPeter Wessel (CDU)
Area
 • Total73.79 km2 (28.49 sq mi)
Elevation
105 m (344 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total16,045
 • Density220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
59597
Dialling codes02943 02945
Vehicle registrationSO, LP
Websitewww.erwitte.de
Erwitte, church: die Sankt Laurentius Kirche
Schmerlecke, windmill Am Alten Hellweg

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GeographyEdit

Erwitte is situated approximately 8 km south of Lippstadt and 15 km east of Soest.

Neighbouring municipalitiesEdit

Division of the townEdit

After the local government reforms of 1975 Erwitte consists of 15 districts:

  • Erwitte (6510 inhabitants)
  • Eikeloh (518 inhabitants)
  • Merklinghausen/Wiggeringhausen (179 inhabitants)
  • Horn-Millinghausen (894 inhabitants)
  • Berenbrock (309 inhabitants)
  • Seringhausen (65 inhabitants)
  • Stirpe (1079 inhabitants)
  • Ebbinghausen (201 inhabitants)
  • Böckum (209 inhabitants)
  • Völlinghausen (811 inhabitants)
  • Schallern (291 inhabitants)
  • Norddorf (159 inhabitants)
  • Schmerlecke (732 inhabitants)
  • Weckinghausen (67 inhabitants)
  • Bad Westernkotten (4097 inhabitants)

International relationsEdit

HistoryEdit

Officially the town of Erwitte is mentioned in the year 836 for the first time and the medieval architecture can still be seen in the town center.

IndustryEdit

Erwitte is home to a thriving cement industry which, together with the heating valve company Heimeier, make up the largest companies in the area.

Sons and daughters of the townEdit

  • Friedrich Blumenröhr (born 1936), jurist, former chairman at the Federal Court
  • Ulrich Cyran (born 1956), actor and lecturer
  • Christof Rasche (born 1962), politician (FDP)
  • Wolfgang Schäfers (born 1965), owner of the chair for real estate management at the University of Regensburg


People who are connected to the placeEdit

  • Jodocus Boget († 1630), Erwitt pastor, burned for witchcraft on the pyre
  • Heinrich Gersmeier (nickname: Schäfer Heinrich) (born 1966), farmer and singer from Völlinghausen

ReferencesEdit

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

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