Erwitte

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Erwitte
Coat of arms of Erwitte
Coat of arms
Erwitte is located in Germany
Erwitte
Erwitte
Coordinates: 51°37′N 08°21′E / 51.617°N 8.350°E / 51.617; 8.350Coordinates: 51°37′N 08°21′E / 51.617°N 8.350°E / 51.617; 8.350
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Arnsberg
District Soest
Subdivisions 15
Government
 • Mayor Peter Wessel (CDU)
Area
 • Total 73.79 km2 (28.49 sq mi)
Elevation 105 m (344 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 15,663
 • Density 210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 59597
Dialling codes 02943 02945
Vehicle registration SO, LP
Website www.erwitte.de

Erwitte (About this sound Erwitte ) is a town in the district of Soest, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Erwitte is situated approximately 8 km south of Lippstadt and 15 km east of Soest.

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

Division of the town[edit]

After the local government reforms of 1975 Erwitte consists of 15 districts:

  • Erwitte (6510 inhabitants)
  • Eikeloh (518 inhabitants)
  • Merklinghausen/Wiggeringhausen (179 inhabitants)
  • Horn-Millinghausen (894 inhabitants)
  • Berenbrock (309 inhabitants)
  • Seringhausen (65 inhabitants)
  • Stirpe (1079 inhabitants)
  • Ebbinghausen (201 inhabitants)
  • Böckum (209 inhabitants)
  • Völlinghausen (811 inhabitants)
  • Schallern (291 inhabitants)
  • Norddorf (159 inhabitants)
  • Schmerlecke (732 inhabitants)
  • Weckinghausen (67 inhabitants)
  • Bad Westernkotten (4097 inhabitants)

International relations[edit]

Erwitte is twinned with:

History[edit]

Officially the town of Erwitte is mentioned in the year 836 for the first time and the medieval architecture can still be seen in the town center.

Industry[edit]

Erwitte is home to a thriving cement industry which, together with the heating valve company Heimeier, make up the largest companies in the area.

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