Welver is a municipality in the district of Soest, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
The town was once known as Villinghausen or Vellinghausen. The Seven Years' War Battle of Villinghausen was fought nearby.
Welver is situated approximately 12 km south-east of Hamm and 12 km north-west of Soest.
Neighbouring cities, towns, and municipalities
- Hamm, to the west and northwest
- Lippetal, to the north
- Soest, to the east and southeast
- Werl, to the southwest
Division of the municipality
After the local government reforms of 1969 Welver consists of the following villages:
- ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 31 July 2013.