Bestwig is a municipality in the Hochsauerland district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Geography [ edit ]
Bestwig is situated on the river
Ruhr, approx. 10 km east of Meschede.
Neighbouring municipalities [ edit ]
Subdivisions [ edit ]
Bestwig (1,334 inhabitants)
Velmede (3,461 inhabitants)
Ramsbeck (2,047 inhabitants) Ostwig (1,655 inhabitants)
Nuttlar (1,671 inhabitants)
Heringhausen (903 inhabitants)
Twin towns [ edit ]
Bestwig has no official partnership with another town, but has close to ties to
Niederorschel ( Thuringia, Germany) and Niederwiesa ( Saxony, Germany).
Coat of arms [ edit ]
The coat of arms shows a silver
Saint Andrew's Cross on blue ground. The Saint Andrew's Cross is a reference to the patron of the parish church in Velmede, Saint Andrew. The colors silver and blue show the allegiance to the former county of Arnsberg.
Notable persons [ edit ]
Notable places [ edit ]
Abbey Bergkloster Bestwig
References [ edit ]
^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". (in German). 18 July 2016. Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW
^ Bergkloster Bestwig
External links [ edit ]
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