Wickede

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Wickede (Ruhr)
Train station
Train station
Coat of arms of Wickede (Ruhr)
Coat of arms
Wickede (Ruhr) is located in Germany
Wickede (Ruhr)
Wickede (Ruhr)
Coordinates: 51°29′47″N 07°51′57″E / 51.49639°N 7.86583°E / 51.49639; 7.86583Coordinates: 51°29′47″N 07°51′57″E / 51.49639°N 7.86583°E / 51.49639; 7.86583
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Arnsberg
District Soest
Subdivisions 5
Government
 • Mayor Hermann Arndt (CDU)
Area
 • Total 25.2 km2 (9.7 sq mi)
Elevation 140 m (460 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 11,354
 • Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 58739
Dialling codes 02377
Vehicle registration SO
Website www.wickede.de

Wickede (Ruhr) (German pronunciation: [ˈvɪkədə]) is a municipality in the district of Soest, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Wickede lists the town of Jemielnica in Poland as its twin city and enjoys the cultural exchange and relationship.

Geography[edit]

Wickede (Ruhr) is situated on the river Ruhr which runs directly through the town and shapes the townscape. Wickede (Ruhr) is situated approximately 20 km south of Hamm and 20 km south-west of Soest. The town encompasses 25.2 square kilometers and is located on the southern flank of a hill called "Haarstrang".

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

Aerial photograph of Wickede

Division of the town[edit]

After the local government reforms of 1969 Wickede consists of 5 districts:

  • Echthausen (1.622 inhabitants)
  • Schlückingen (218 inhabitants)
  • Wiehagen (1.452 inhabitants)
  • Wimbern (1.003 inhabitants)
  • Wickede (8.564 inhabitants)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 4 September 2014. 

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