Gevelsberg in summer
|• Mayor||Claus Jacobi (SPD)|
|• Total||26.27 km2 (10.14 sq mi)|
|Elevation||160 m (520 ft)|
|• Density||1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Dialling codes||0 23 32|
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
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
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.
Small businesses shaped the municipality's industry. During the Second World War, minor damages of the facility were reported.
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.
- Vendôme, France
- Szprotawa, Poland, since May 17, 1996
- Butera, Italy, since May 8, 2004. Some 1,000 people from Butera and Caltanisetta (Sicily) live in Gevelsberg.
- Gevelsberg Kirmes - held every final weekend of June
- Quellenfest - every year on Ascension Thursday to Sunday
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