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

Medebach
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Coat of arms of Medebach
Coat of arms
Location of Medebach within Hochsauerlandkreis district
HesseSiegen-WittgensteinHöxter (district)Olpe (district)Paderborn (district)Soest (district)Märkischer KreisOlsbergMeschedeWinterbergMarsbergBestwigEsloheSundernHallenbergMedebachBrilonSchmallenbergArnsbergNorth Rhine-WestphaliaMedebach in HSK.svg
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Medebach is located in Germany
Medebach
Medebach
Medebach is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Medebach
Medebach
Coordinates: 51°11′50″N 8°42′25″E / 51.19722°N 8.70694°E / 51.19722; 8.70694Coordinates: 51°11′50″N 8°42′25″E / 51.19722°N 8.70694°E / 51.19722; 8.70694
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionArnsberg
DistrictHochsauerlandkreis
Subdivisions10
Government
 • MayorThomas Grosche (CDU)
Area
 • Total126.05 km2 (48.67 sq mi)
Elevation
410 m (1,350 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total8,055
 • Density64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
59964
Dialling codes02982
Vehicle registrationHSK
Websitewww.medebach.de
Church

GeographyEdit

Medebach is situated approximately 15 km (9 mi) east of Winterberg, 17 km (11 mi) south-west of Korbach and 45 km (28 mi) north of Marburg.

Neighbouring municipalitiesEdit

Division of the townEdit

Besides, the town center of Medebach, the municipality consists of the following districts, formerly independent villages:

International relationsEdit

HistoryEdit

The town was first mentioned in a document in 1144. It belonged to the Hanseatic League.

Medebach and its district Oberschledorn entered the international news in September 2007 during the 2007 bomb plot in Germany, when three Islamic terrorists, two Germans and a Turk, were arrested there. They had received training in Pakistan and were about to build bombs from hydrogen peroxide in a rented holiday flat.[2]

Notable inhabitantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Zugriff vor dem tödlichen Knall", Spiegel Online, 5 September 2007. (in German)

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