Oer-Erkenschwick

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Oer-Erkenschwick
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Oer-Erkenschwick
Coat of arms
Oer-Erkenschwick is located in Germany
Oer-Erkenschwick
Oer-Erkenschwick
Coordinates: 51°38′32″N 7°15′03″E / 51.64222°N 7.25083°E / 51.64222; 7.25083Coordinates: 51°38′32″N 7°15′03″E / 51.64222°N 7.25083°E / 51.64222; 7.25083
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Münster
District Recklinghausen
Government
 • Mayor Johannes-Joachim Menge (CDU)
Area
 • Total 38.8 km2 (15.0 sq mi)
Elevation 72 m (236 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 30,503
 • Density 790/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 45739
Dialling codes 0 23 68
Vehicle registration RE
Website www.oer-erkenschwick.de

Oer-Erkenschwick is a town in the district of Recklinghausen, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated approximately 5 km north-east of Recklinghausen, on the northern periphery of the Ruhrgebiet. When pronouncing the name, “Oer” should be pronounced like the German Ohr, not Ör.

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Oer-Erkenschwick is situated east of the city of Recklinghausen and on the southern edge of the Hohe Mark Nature Park.

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