Oer-Erkenschwick is a town in the district of Recklinghausen, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated approximately 5 km north-east of Recklinghausen, on the northern periphery of the Ruhrgebiet. When pronouncing the name, “Oer” should be pronounced like the German Ohr, not Ör.

Oer-Erkenschwick
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Oer-Erkenschwick
Coat of arms
Location of Oer-Erkenschwick within Recklinghausen district
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Oer-Erkenschwick is located in Germany
Oer-Erkenschwick
Oer-Erkenschwick
Oer-Erkenschwick is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Oer-Erkenschwick
Oer-Erkenschwick
Coordinates: 51°38′32″N 7°15′03″E / 51.64222°N 7.25083°E / 51.64222; 7.25083Coordinates: 51°38′32″N 7°15′03″E / 51.64222°N 7.25083°E / 51.64222; 7.25083
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionMünster
DistrictRecklinghausen
Government
 • MayorJohannes-Joachim Menge (CDU)
Area
 • Total38.8 km2 (15.0 sq mi)
Elevation
72 m (236 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total31,442
 • Density810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
45739
Dialling codes0 23 68
Vehicle registrationRE
Websitewww.oer-erkenschwick.de

GeographyEdit

Oer-Erkenschwick is situated east of the city of Recklinghausen and on the southern edge of the Hohe Mark Nature Park.

SportsEdit

The town is the home of football club SpVgg Erkenschwick.

Famous Oer-ErkenschwickersEdit

The American avantgarde composer Moondog lived in Oer-Erkenschwick for a time after moving to Germany in 1974.

Sister townsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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