Ennepetal

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Ennepetal
City in summer
City in summer
Coat of arms of Ennepetal
Coat of arms
Ennepetal is located in Germany
Ennepetal
Ennepetal
Coordinates: 51°17′N 7°20′E / 51.283°N 7.333°E / 51.283; 7.333Coordinates: 51°17′N 7°20′E / 51.283°N 7.333°E / 51.283; 7.333
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Arnsberg
District Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis
Government
 • Mayor Wilhelm Wiggenhagen
Area
 • Total 57.42 km2 (22.17 sq mi)
Elevation 170-390 m (−1,110 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 29,825
 • Density 520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 58256
Dialling codes 02333
Vehicle registration EN
Website www.ennepetal.de

Ennepetal is a town in the district of Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It was created in 1949 out of the former municipalities Milspe and Voerde. It was named after the river Ennepe, which flows through the municipality.

The town was featured in the headlines when on April 12, 2005, a hostage taker snatched several school children from a school bus and took them as hostages, see Ennepetal hostage taking.

Division of the town[edit]

  • Milspe
  • Voerde
  • Altenvoerde
  • Rüggeberg
  • Büttenberg
  • Oberbauer
  • Königsfeld
  • Hasperbach
  • Ennepetal-Burg
  • Homberge
  • Heide

International relations[edit]

Ennepetal is twinned with:

Transport[edit]

The Ennepetal (Gevelsberg) station on the Wuppertal–Dortmund railway is served by regional trains.

The town also had a station named "Voerde" on the Kleinbahn Haspe-Voerde-Breckerfeld, which in former times was the longest streetcar in Germany. Today, the former track is being used as a walk and bicycle way, connecting the Ruhr area to the nearby Sauerland.

Notable places[edit]

The Klutert Cave is one of the largest natural caves of Germany with a length of over 5 km.

Economy[edit]

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