Gevelsberg

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Gevelsberg
Gevelsberg in summer
Gevelsberg in summer
Coat of arms of Gevelsberg
Coat of arms
Gevelsberg  is located in Germany
Gevelsberg
Gevelsberg
Coordinates: 51°19′N 7°20′E / 51.317°N 7.333°E / 51.317; 7.333Coordinates: 51°19′N 7°20′E / 51.317°N 7.333°E / 51.317; 7.333
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Arnsberg
District Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis
Government
 • Mayor Claus Jacobi (SPD)
Area
 • Total 26.27 km2 (10.14 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 31,315
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 58285
Dialling codes 0 23 32
Vehicle registration EN
Website www.gevelsberg.de

Gevelsberg is a town in the district of Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Geography[edit]

The town lies in the valley of the river Ennepe in the Süder Uplands, which is part of the Rhenish Massif. Gevelsberg lies about halfway between Wuppertal and Hagen, and is part of the industrial Ruhr Region. The lowest elevation is the Ennepe river at Vogelsang (132 m (433 ft)) and highest is the Hageböllinger Kopf (336 m (1,102 ft)). Its east-to-west length is 7.1 kilometres (4.4 miles) and the north to south length is 7.15 km (4.44 mi).

Division of the town[edit]

  • Asbeck
  • Berge
  • Gevelsberg
  • Silschede

History[edit]

The city has a history of nearly 780 years. The archbishop of Cologne Engelbert II of Berg was killed on November 7, 1225 by his cousin Frederick of Isenberg in Gievilberch.

The population grew strongly in the 19th century, when many small industries related to iron processing were developed.

Coat of arms[edit]

Gevelsberg received its coat of arms (a brick gable on a green hill, and a cogwheel indicating its industry) by decree of the Prussian Department of the Interior in 1903. In the mid-1950s a city wall was added to the coat of arms.

Transport[edit]

Gevelsberg is connected to the national road network by the A1 autobahn and the B 7 and B 234 roads.

The municipality is served by several regional train lines of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr. There are four stations on the local line from Hagen to Wuppertal (Gevelsberg-Knapp, Gevelsberg Hauptbahnhof, Gevelsberg-Kipp and Gevelsberg West) served by the S 8 trains of the Rhein-Ruhr S-Bahn. Three hourly Regional-Express services, the Wupper-Express (RE 4) between Dortmund and Aachen via Düsseldorf, the Rhein-Münsterland-Express (RE 7) between Krefeld and Münster via Cologne and Hamm and the Maas-Wupper-Express (RE 13) between Venlo (Netherlands) and Hamm via Mönchengladbach, stop at Ennepetal (Gevelsberg) station.

International relations[edit]

Gevelsberg is twinned with:[2]

Festivities[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 18 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d "List of Twin Towns in the Ruhr District" (PDF). © 2009 Twins2010.com. Retrieved 2009-10-28.  External link in |publisher= (help)