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Ennepetal-Voerde in summer
Ennepetal-Voerde in summer
Coat of arms of Ennepetal
Coat of arms
Ennepetal is located in Germany
Location of Ennepetal within Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis district
BochumDortmundEssenGelsenkirchenHagenHerneKreis MettmannKreis UnnaMärkischer KreisOberbergischer KreisRemscheidWuppertalBreckerfeldEnnepetalGevelsbergHattingenHerdeckeSchwelmSprockhövelWetter (Ruhr)WittenEnnepetal in EN.svg
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Coordinates: 51°17′N 7°20′E / 51.283°N 7.333°E / 51.283; 7.333Coordinates: 51°17′N 7°20′E / 51.283°N 7.333°E / 51.283; 7.333
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionArnsberg
 • MayorImke Heymann
 • Total57.42 km2 (22.17 sq mi)
Elevation170-390 m (−1,110 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total29,901
 • Density520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes58256
Dialling codes02333
Vehicle registrationEN

Ennepetal is a town in the district of Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It was created in 1949 out of the former municipalities Milspe and Voerde. It was named after the river Ennepe, which flows through the municipality.

The town was featured in the headlines when on April 12, 2005, a hostage taker snatched several school children from a school bus and took them as hostages, see Ennepetal hostage taking.

Division of the town[edit]

Ennepetal is divided into nine quarters (Ortsteile), which resemble former towns and villages. The population is shown as of 10 June 2015:[2]

  • Altenvoerde (3663)
  • Bülbringen/Oberbauer (1470)
  • Büttenberg (3689)
  • Hasperbach (1208)
  • Königsfeld (1090)
  • Milspe (9776)
  • Oelkinghausen (573)
  • Rüggeberg (1482)
  • Voerde (7438)

International relations[edit]

Ennepetal is twinned with:


The Ennepetal (Gevelsberg) station on the Wuppertal–Dortmund railway is served by regional trains.

The town also had a station named "Voerde" on the Kleinbahn Haspe-Voerde-Breckerfeld, which in former times was the longest streetcar in Germany. Today, the former track is being used as a walk and bicycle way, connecting the Ruhr area to the nearby Sauerland.

Notable places[edit]

The Klutert Cave is one of the largest natural caves of Germany with a length of over 5 km.


  • dormakaba
  • febi - Ferdinand Bilstein
  • ABC - Altenloh Brinck & Co (screws)
  • Dahlhaus Leuchten, GmbH
  • Ernst Mager KG (screws)


Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

People who are connected to Ennepetal[edit]


  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 2018-02-24.
  2. ^ The Quarters of Ennepetal, ennepetal.de

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