Sprockhövel

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Sprockhövel
Coat of arms of Sprockhövel
Coat of arms
Sprockhövel is located in Germany
Sprockhövel
Sprockhövel
Coordinates: 51°22′N 7°15′E / 51.367°N 7.250°E / 51.367; 7.250Coordinates: 51°22′N 7°15′E / 51.367°N 7.250°E / 51.367; 7.250
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Arnsberg
District Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis
Subdivisions 11
Government
 • Mayor Klaus Walterscheid (SPD)
Area
 • Total 47.78 km2 (18.45 sq mi)
Elevation 219 m (719 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 25,230
 • Density 530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 45549
Dialling codes 02339, 02324, 0202
Vehicle registration EN
Website www.sprockhoevel.de

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

Geography[edit]

Sprockhövel is located in the southern suburban part of the Ruhr area. It is 6 km southeast of Hattingen, 8 km northwest of Gevelsberg, 13 km south of Bochum and 14 km northeast of Wuppertal (centre).

The town consists of the Stadtteile Gennebreck, Haßlinghausen, Hiddinghausen, Niedersprockhövel, Niederstüter and Obersprockhövel.

History[edit]

The town was first mentioned in documents around 1000 AD. It was part of the County of Mark, but close to the Duchy of Berg, whose cultural influence is still visible today in the historical part of town. The current administration of Sprockhövel is a result of the local government reform on January 1, 1975.

Sprockhövel is twinned with South Kirkby, West Yorkshire.

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