Sundern is a town in the Hochsauerland district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The name Sundern is common in Westphalia, as it means "ground given away for private usage" in the Westphalian dialect.

Sundern
Townhall of Sundern
Townhall of Sundern
Coat of arms of Sundern
Coat of arms
Location of Sundern within Hochsauerlandkreis district
HesseSiegen-WittgensteinHöxter (district)Olpe (district)Paderborn (district)Soest (district)Märkischer KreisOlsbergMeschedeWinterbergMarsbergBestwigEsloheSundernHallenbergMedebachBrilonSchmallenbergArnsbergNorth Rhine-WestphaliaSundern (Sauerland) in HSK.svg
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Sundern is located in Germany
Sundern
Sundern
Sundern is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Sundern
Sundern
Coordinates: 51°19′N 08°00′E / 51.317°N 8.000°E / 51.317; 8.000Coordinates: 51°19′N 08°00′E / 51.317°N 8.000°E / 51.317; 8.000
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionArnsberg
DistrictHochsauerlandkreis
Subdivisions18
Government
 • MayorRalph Brodel (SPD)
Area
 • Total192.86 km2 (74.46 sq mi)
Elevation
195-648 m (−1,931 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total27,802
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
59846
Dialling codes02933, 02934, 02935, 02393, 02395, 02724
Vehicle registrationHSK
Websitewww.sundern.de

GeographyEdit

Sundern is situated approximately 10 km (6 mi) south-west of Arnsberg. Around Sundern extends the nature park Homert which attracts tourists, many from the Netherlands. Winter tourism is also substantial, primarily in the municipality Wildewiese with its skiing area. The Sorpesee, an artificial lake, is used by watersportsmen, campers and fishermen.

Neighbouring municipalitiesEdit

Division of the townEdit

Sundern consists of 13 municipalities:

  • Langscheid
  • Röhrenspring
  • Stemel
  • Stockum
  • Sundern
  • Wildewiese
 
Sundern Christkönigkirche

International relationsEdit

Architectural structuresEdit

IndustryEdit

The main industries of Sundern are several domestic and industrial lighting companies, household appliances and packaging businesses. SEVERIN Elektrogeräte GmbH has its headquarters in Sundern.

Born in SundernEdit

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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