Marsberg

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Marsberg
Old townhall in Obermarsberg
Old townhall in Obermarsberg
Coat of arms of Marsberg
Coat of arms
Marsberg is located in Germany
Marsberg
Marsberg
Coordinates: 51°27′N 08°50′E / 51.450°N 8.833°E / 51.450; 8.833Coordinates: 51°27′N 08°50′E / 51.450°N 8.833°E / 51.450; 8.833
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Arnsberg
District Hochsauerland
Subdivisions 17
Government
 • Mayor Hubertus Klenner (Ind.)
Area
 • Total 182.01 km2 (70.27 sq mi)
Elevation 200 - 600 m (−1,800 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 20,110
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 34431
Dialling codes 02992 (Marsberg)
02991 (Bredelar)
02993 (Canstein)
02994 (Westheim)
Vehicle registration HSK
Website www.marsberg.de

Marsberg is a town in the Hochsauerland district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

History[edit]

Aerial view of Marsberg/Obermarsberg
The Catholic church of Helminghausen, in southwestern Marsberg.

Although its origins are obscure, Marsberg was a prospering town by the 13th century (it was even minting coins). It was a free city until 1807, when it was incorporated into the Kingdom of Westphalia, until 1813. After two years of freedom, it was included into Prussia in 1815.

Geography[edit]

It is situated on the river Diemel, approx. 20 km east of Brilon and 30 km south of Paderborn.

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

Town division[edit]

Marsberg consists of the following 17 districts:

  • Beringhausen
  • Borntosten
  • Bredelar
  • Canstein
  • Erlinghausen
  • Essentho
  • Giershagen
  • Heddinghausen
  • Helminghausen
  • Leitmar
  • Meerhof
  • Niedermarsberg
  • Obermarsberg
  • Oesdorf
  • Padberg
  • Udorf
  • Westheim

International relations[edit]

Marsberg is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 31 July 2013. 

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