Breckerfeld, Frankfurter Straße
|• Mayor||Klaus Baumann (CDU)|
|• Total||59 km2 (23 sq mi)|
|Elevation||380 - 442 m (−1,070 ft)|
|• Density||150/km2 (400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Breckerfeld is a town in the district of Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis, in North Rhine-Westphalia, (Germany). It is located in the southeastern-most part of the Ruhr area in northern Sauerland. The town is a member of Regionalverband Ruhr (association).
Breckerfeld is a rural community in a hilly area. The weather around the city is generally cool with a substantial amount of rain. The town consists of two administrative parts: Breckerfeld proper and Waldbauer.
Breckerfeld has had town rights since 1396 and was a member of the Hanseatic League. From 1907 until 1963 the Haspe–Voerde–Breckerfeld Light Railway connected Breckerfeld with the Elberfeld–Dortmund railway at Haspe. In 1970, the independent municipality of Dahl joined the town of Breckerfeld. In 1975, the federal parliament decided to reorganize this area into falling within the boundaries of the nearby district-free city, Hagen.
Nena, one of Germany's most successful pop-singers, spent the first several years of her life in Breckerfeld.
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