Fröndenberg

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Fröndenberg
Coat of arms of Fröndenberg
Coat of arms
Fröndenberg   is located in Germany
Fröndenberg
Fröndenberg
Coordinates: 51°28′19″N 7°45′57″E / 51.47194°N 7.76583°E / 51.47194; 7.76583Coordinates: 51°28′19″N 7°45′57″E / 51.47194°N 7.76583°E / 51.47194; 7.76583
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Arnsberg
District Unna
Government
 • Mayor Egon Krause (SPD)
Area
 • Total 56.21 km2 (21.70 sq mi)
Elevation 181 m (594 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 20,705
 • Density 370/km2 (950/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 58730
Dialling codes 02373, 02303, 02377, 02378
Vehicle registration UN
Website www.froendenberg.de

Fröndenberg (German pronunciation: [ˈfʁœndənbɛʁk]) is a town in the district of Unna, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Fröndenberg is situated in the Ruhr valley, approx. 10 km south-east of the district capital Unna, near the Hönne.

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History[edit]

The city as such is relatively new, it grew out of the reorganization in 1902 whereby the former independent villages Stift, Westick and village Froendenberg melted into the bigger village community of Fröndenberg. It obtained city status in 1952. The oldest record of the name `Frundeberg` is the papal document by Coelestin III from 1197.

The present day administrative infrastructure goes back to 1968 when the villages Altendorf, Ardey, Bausenhagen, Dellwig, Frohnhausen, Frömern, Langschede, Neimen, Ostbüren, Stentrop, Strickherdicke, the town of Warmen and the town of Fröndenberg were merged into one administrative unit. In 1969 the village Bentrop also became part of the Fröndenberg district.

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