Breckerfeld

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Breckerfeld
Breckerfeld, Frankfurter Straße
Breckerfeld, Frankfurter Straße
Coat of arms of Breckerfeld
Coat of arms
Breckerfeld is located in Germany
Breckerfeld
Breckerfeld
Coordinates: 51°16′N 07°28′E / 51.267°N 7.467°E / 51.267; 7.467Coordinates: 51°16′N 07°28′E / 51.267°N 7.467°E / 51.267; 7.467
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Arnsberg
District Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis
Subdivisions 2
Government
 • Mayor Klaus Baumann (CDU)
Area
 • Total 59 km2 (23 sq mi)
Elevation 380 - 442 m (−1,070 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,915
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 58339
Dialling codes 02338
Vehicle registration EN
Website www.breckerfeld.de

Breckerfeld is a town in the district of Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis, in North Rhine-Westphalia, (Germany). It is located in the southeastern-most part of the Ruhr area in northern Sauerland. The town is a member of Regionalverband Ruhr (association).

Geography[edit]

Breckerfeld is a rural community in a hilly area. The weather around the city is generally cool with a substantial amount of rain. The town consists of two administrative parts: Breckerfeld proper and Waldbauer.

History[edit]

Breckerfeld has had town rights since 1396 and was a member of the Hanseatic League. From 1907 until 1963 the Haspe–Voerde–Breckerfeld Light Railway connected Breckerfeld with the Elberfeld–Dortmund railway at Haspe. In 1970, the independent municipality of Dahl joined the town of Breckerfeld. In 1975, the federal parliament decided to reorganize this area into falling within the boundaries of the nearby district-free city, Hagen.

Nena, one of Germany's most successful pop-singers, spent the first several years of her life in Breckerfeld.

Twin cities[edit]

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