Marsberg is a town in the Hochsauerland district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Marsberg
Old townhall in Obermarsberg
Old townhall in Obermarsberg
Coat of arms of Marsberg
Coat of arms
Location of Marsberg within Hochsauerland district
HesseSiegen-WittgensteinHöxter (district)Olpe (district)Paderborn (district)Soest (district)Märkischer KreisOlsbergMeschedeWinterbergMarsbergBestwigEsloheSundernHallenbergMedebachBrilonSchmallenbergArnsbergNorth Rhine-WestphaliaMarsberg in HSK.svg
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Marsberg is located in Germany
Marsberg
Marsberg
Marsberg is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Marsberg
Marsberg
Coordinates: 51°27′N 08°50′E / 51.450°N 8.833°E / 51.450; 8.833Coordinates: 51°27′N 08°50′E / 51.450°N 8.833°E / 51.450; 8.833
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionArnsberg
DistrictHochsauerland
Subdivisions17
Government
 • MayorKlaus Hülsenbeck (CDU)
Area
 • Total182.01 km2 (70.27 sq mi)
Elevation
200 - 600 m (−1,800 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total19,640
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
34431
Dialling codes02992 (Marsberg)
02991 (Bredelar)
02993 (Canstein)
02994 (Westheim)
Vehicle registrationHSK
Websitewww.marsberg.de
Aerial view of Marsberg/Obermarsberg
The Catholic church of Helminghausen, in southwestern Marsberg.
Nikolai church in Obermarsberg
St.-Johannes monastery

HistoryEdit

Although its origins are obscure, Marsberg was a prospering town by the 13th century (it was even minting coins). It was a free city until 1807, when it was incorporated into the Kingdom of Westphalia, until 1813. After two years of freedom, it was included into Prussia in 1815.

GeographyEdit

It is situated on the river Diemel, approx. 20 km east of Brilon and 30 km south of Paderborn.

Neighbouring municipalitiesEdit

Town divisionEdit

Marsberg consists of the following 17 districts:

  • Beringhausen
  • Borntosten
  • Bredelar
  • Canstein
  • Erlinghausen
  • Essentho
  • Giershagen
  • Heddinghausen
  • Helminghausen
  • Leitmar
  • Meerhof
  • Niedermarsberg
  • Obermarsberg
  • Oesdorf
  • Padberg
  • Udorf
  • Westheim

International relationsEdit

Marsberg is twinned with:

Sons and daughters of the townEdit

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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