Sprockhövel is a town in the district of Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Sprockhövel
Gennebreck, reformed church: Kirche Herzkamp
Gennebreck, reformed church: Kirche Herzkamp
Coat of arms of Sprockhövel
Coat of arms
Location of Sprockhövel within Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis district
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Sprockhövel is located in Germany
Sprockhövel
Sprockhövel
Sprockhövel is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Sprockhövel
Sprockhövel
Coordinates: 51°22′N 7°15′E / 51.367°N 7.250°E / 51.367; 7.250Coordinates: 51°22′N 7°15′E / 51.367°N 7.250°E / 51.367; 7.250
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionArnsberg
DistrictEnnepe-Ruhr-Kreis
Subdivisions11
Government
 • MayorKlaus Walterscheid (SPD)
Area
 • Total47.78 km2 (18.45 sq mi)
Elevation
219 m (719 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total24,747
 • Density520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
45549
Dialling codes02339, 02324, 0202
Vehicle registrationEN
Websitewww.sprockhoevel.de

GeographyEdit

Sprockhövel is located in the southern suburban part of the Ruhr area. It is 6 km southeast of Hattingen, 8 km northwest of Gevelsberg, 13 km south of Bochum and 14 km northeast of Wuppertal (centre).

The town consists of the Stadtteile Gennebreck, Haßlinghausen, Hiddinghausen, Niedersprockhövel, Niederstüter and Obersprockhövel.

HistoryEdit

The town was first mentioned in documents around 1000 AD. It was part of the County of Mark, but close to the Duchy of Berg, whose cultural influence is still visible today in the historical part of town. The current administration of Sprockhövel is a result of the local government reform on 1 January 1975.

Sprockhövel is twinned with South Kirkby, West Yorkshire.

 
Niedersprockhövel, reformed church

MayorsEdit

  • Hans Käseberg (SPD) 1970–1999
  • Paul Gerhard Flasdieck (SPD) 1999–2004
  • Klaus Walterscheid (SPD) (* 1946), 2004–2014
  • Ulrich Winkelmann (* 1957), since 2014

Honorary citizens and personalitiesEdit

 
Mathilde Franziska Anneke (about 1840)

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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