Gevelsberg

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Gevelsberg
Gevelsberg in summer
Gevelsberg in summer
Coat of arms of Gevelsberg
Coat of arms
Gevelsberg is located in Germany
Gevelsberg
Gevelsberg
Coordinates: 51°18′N 7°20′E / 51.300°N 7.333°E / 51.300; 7.333Coordinates: 51°18′N 7°20′E / 51.300°N 7.333°E / 51.300; 7.333
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Arnsberg
District Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis
Government
 • Mayor Claus Jacobi (SPD)
Area
 • Total 26.27 km2 (10.14 sq mi)
Elevation 160 m (520 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 30,949
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 58285
Dialling codes 0 23 32
Vehicle registration EN
Website www.gevelsberg.de

Gevelsberg is a town in the district of Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis, in North Rhine-Westphalia, (Germany).

Geography[edit]

The city extends from the wooded mountainous south up, into the narrow valley of the Ennepe with Route 7 up to the hilly northern part. The culture-geographical situation between Sauerland in the south and the Ruhr Area in the north is proximity to the recreational areas and roads to the neighbouring large cities of Düsseldorf, Dortmund, Wuppertal and Hagen. The landscape is mainly of green vegetation along the Flussaue of the Ennepe and overall in the populated areas.

The elevation is about 200 metres (656 feet), the lowest is the Ennepe bei Vogelsang (135 m (443 ft)) and highest is the Hageböllinger Kopf (336.4 m (1,103.7 ft)). Its east-to-west length is 7.1 kilometres (4.4 miles) and the north to south length is 7.15 km (4.44 mi).

Division of the town[edit]

  • Asbeck
  • Berge
  • Silschede

History[edit]

The city has a history of nearly 780 years. The archbishop of cologne Engelbert II of Berg was killed on November 7, 1225 by his cousin Frederick of Isenberg in Gievilberch.

When the small businesses boomed, especially the mills and iron-producing factory, they also caused a rise in population in the 19th century. Numerous houses, factory buildings and manufacturing plants developed during that time, which has shaped Gevelsberg especially today.

Coat of arms[edit]

Its historical coat of arms had lent to the city by the decree of the Prussian Department of the Interior on February 1, 1886.

From this original coat of arms, in the mid-1950s, was developed years the current coat of arms was developed, which is in use since that time. Attached at the top margin, a dreituermige, sandstone-grey mauerkrone with a closed town-gate under the tower and the badge of its municipal rights. It includes a wheel indicating its industry while the building on its coat of arms is colored red.

Economics[edit]

Small businesses shaped the municipality's industry. During the Second World War, minor damages of the facility were reported.

There is also trend-setting innovations, the examples (in German) are at Sonne & Regen and Radtaxi.

Transport[edit]

Gevelsberg is connected to the national road network by the A1 autobahn and the B 7 and B 234 roads.

The municipality is served by several regional train lines of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr, but contrary as to one would normally expect, Gevelsberg Hauptbahnhof it is only served twice an hour by the S 8 trains of the Rhein-Ruhr S-Bahn. These trains also serve Gevelsberg-Knapp, Gevelsberg-Kipp and Gevelsberg West stations. Three hourly Regional-Express services, the Wupper-Express (RE 4) between Dortmund and Aachen via Düsseldorf, the Rhein-Münsterland-Express (RE 7) between Krefeld and Münster via Cologne and Hamm and the Maas-Wupper-Express (RE 13) between Venlo (Netherlands) and Hamm via Mönchengladbach, stop at Ennepetal (Gevelsberg) station instead.

International relations[edit]

Gevelsberg is twinned with:[2]

Festivities[edit]

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