Herten is a town and a municipality in the district of Recklinghausen, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated in the industrial Ruhr Area, some 5 km (3.1 mi) west of Recklinghausen.

Herten
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Coat of arms of Herten
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Location of Herten within Recklinghausen district
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Herten is located in Germany
Herten
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Herten is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Herten
Herten
Coordinates: 51°36′N 7°08′E / 51.600°N 7.133°E / 51.600; 7.133Coordinates: 51°36′N 7°08′E / 51.600°N 7.133°E / 51.600; 7.133
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionMünster
DistrictRecklinghausen
Subdivisions9
Government
 • MayorFred Toplak
Area
 • Total37.31 km2 (14.41 sq mi)
Elevation
75 m (246 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total61,791
 • Density1,700/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
45699, 45701
Dialling codes0 23 66,
02 09 (Westerholt),
0 23 65 (Marl)
Vehicle registrationRE
Websitewww.herten.de

Herten was the seat of the governors of the County of Vest Recklinghausen, an autonomous state within the Archbishopric of Cologne.

Its best known sights are the moated red brick castle of Schloss Herten, dating back to the 14th century, and the "altes Dorf Westerholt" (Westerholt old village) with its many historic half-timbered houses.

GeographyEdit

Town areaEdit

Herten covers an area of 37.31 km2, with a maximum north-south extent of 9.5 km, and a maximum east-west extent of 6.5 km. The municipality's highest natural point is in Scherlebeck, close to the border with Recklinghausen, with an altitude of 110 m.[2]

Herten is divided into the following urban districts:

  • Mitte
  • Süd-West
  • Süd-Ost
  • Disteln
  • Paschenberg
  • Langenbochum
  • Scherlebeck
  • Westerholt
  • Bertlich

Neighbouring townsEdit

Herten borders Marl in the north, Recklinghausen in the east, Herne in the south, and Gelsenkirchen in the west.

International relationsEdit

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.herten.de/leben-in-herten/zahlen-daten-fakten/gemeindegebiet/index.html[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Städtepartnerschaften" (in German). Herten, Germany: Rathaus Stadt Herten. Archived from the original on 2012-09-03. Retrieved 2015-03-30. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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