Herten

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Herten
Herten Westerholt 2.jpg
Coat of arms of Herten
Coat of arms
Location of Herten
Herten is located in Germany
Herten
Herten
Herten is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Herten
Herten
Coordinates: 51°36′N 7°08′E / 51.600°N 7.133°E / 51.600; 7.133Coordinates: 51°36′N 7°08′E / 51.600°N 7.133°E / 51.600; 7.133
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionMünster
DistrictRecklinghausen
Government
 • MayorFred Toplak
Area
 • Total37.31 km2 (14.41 sq mi)
Elevation
75 m (246 ft)
Population
(2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total61,461
 • Density1,600/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
45699, 45701
Dialling codes0 23 66,
02 09 (Westerholt),
0 23 65 (Marl)
Vehicle registrationRE
Websitewww.herten.de

Herten is a town and a municipality in the district of Recklinghausen, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated in the industrial Ruhr Area, some 5 km (3.1 mi) west of Recklinghausen.

Herten was the seat of the governors of the County of Vest Recklinghausen, an autonomous state within the Archbishopric of Cologne.

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.

Geography[edit]

Town area[edit]

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.[2]

Herten is divided into the following urban districts:

  • Mitte
  • Süd-West
  • Süd-Ost
  • Disteln
  • Paschenberg
  • Langenbochum
  • Scherlebeck
  • Westerholt
  • Bertlich

Neighbouring towns[edit]

Herten borders Marl in the north, Recklinghausen in the east, Herne in the south, and Gelsenkirchen in the west.

International relations[edit]

Herten is twinned with:[3]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 2018-02-24.
  2. ^ http://www.herten.de/leben-in-herten/zahlen-daten-fakten/gemeindegebiet/index.html[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Städtepartnerschaften" (in German). Herten, Germany: Rathaus Stadt Herten. Archived from the original on 2012-09-03. Retrieved 2015-03-30.

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