Wickede (Ruhr) (German pronunciation: [ˈvɪkədə]) is a municipality in the district of Soest, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Wickede lists the town of Jemielnica in Poland as its twin city and enjoys the cultural exchange and relationship.

Wickede (Ruhr)
Train station
Train station
Coat of arms of Wickede (Ruhr)
Coat of arms
Location of Wickede (Ruhr) within Soest district
North Rhine-WestphaliaPaderborn (district)Soest (district)Warendorf (district)HammUnna (district)Märkischer KreisHochsauerlandkreisSoestEnseWelverAnröchteLippstadtWerlGesekeLippetalBad SassendorfRüthenWickedeWarsteinErwitteMöhneseeWickede (Ruhr) in SO.svg
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Wickede (Ruhr) is located in Germany
Wickede (Ruhr)
Wickede (Ruhr)
Wickede (Ruhr) is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Wickede (Ruhr)
Wickede (Ruhr)
Coordinates: 51°29′47″N 07°51′57″E / 51.49639°N 7.86583°E / 51.49639; 7.86583Coordinates: 51°29′47″N 07°51′57″E / 51.49639°N 7.86583°E / 51.49639; 7.86583
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionArnsberg
DistrictSoest
Subdivisions5
Government
 • MayorHermann Arndt (CDU)
Area
 • Total25.2 km2 (9.7 sq mi)
Elevation
140 m (460 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total12,595
 • Density500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
58739
Dialling codes02377
Vehicle registrationSO
Websitewww.wickede.de

GeographyEdit

Wickede (Ruhr) is situated on the river Ruhr which runs directly through the town and shapes the townscape. Wickede (Ruhr) is situated approximately 20 km south of Hamm and 20 km south-west of Soest. The town encompasses 25.2 square kilometers and is located on the southern flank of a hill called "Haarstrang".

Neighbouring municipalitiesEdit

 
Aerial photograph of Wickede

Division of the townEdit

After the local government reforms of 1969 Wickede consists of 5 districts:

  • Echthausen (1.622 inhabitants)
  • Schlückingen (218 inhabitants)
  • Wiehagen (1.452 inhabitants)
  • Wimbern (1.003 inhabitants)
  • Wickede (8.564 inhabitants)

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit