|• Mayor||Ulrich Paetzel (SPD)|
|• Total||37.31 km2 (14.41 sq mi)|
|Elevation||75 m (246 ft)|
|• Density||1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Postal codes||45699, 45701|
|Dialling codes||0 23 66,
02 09 (Westerholt),
0 23 65 (Marl)
Its best known sights are the moated red brick castle of Schloss Herten, dating back to the 14th century, and the "altes Dorf Westerholt" (Westerholt old village) with its many historic half-timbered houses.
Herten covers an area of 37.31 km2, with a maximum north-south extent of 9.5 km, and a maximum east-west extent of 6.5 km. The municipality's highest natural point is in Scherlebeck, close to the border with Recklinghausen, with an altitude of 110 m.
Herten is divided into the following urban districts:
- Adolf Galland (19 March 1912 – 9 February 1996), Luftwaffe General (Air Chief Marshal)
- Ludger Pistor (born 16 March 1959), actor
- Barbara Mensing (born 23 September 1960), archer
- Christian Timm (born 27 February 1979), professional footballer
- "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 18 July 2016.
- http://www.herten.de/leben-in-herten/zahlen-daten-fakten/gemeindegebiet/index.html[permanent dead link]
- "Städtepartnerschaften" (in German). Herten, Germany: Rathaus Stadt Herten. Archived from the original on 2012-09-03. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
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