Oer-Erkenschwick

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Oer-Erkenschwick
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Oer-Erkenschwick
Coat of arms
Location of Oer-Erkenschwick
Oer-Erkenschwick is located in Germany
Oer-Erkenschwick
Oer-Erkenschwick
Oer-Erkenschwick is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Oer-Erkenschwick
Oer-Erkenschwick
Coordinates: 51°38′32″N 7°15′03″E / 51.64222°N 7.25083°E / 51.64222; 7.25083Coordinates: 51°38′32″N 7°15′03″E / 51.64222°N 7.25083°E / 51.64222; 7.25083
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionMünster
DistrictRecklinghausen
Government
 • MayorJohannes-Joachim Menge (CDU)
Area
 • Total38.8 km2 (15.0 sq mi)
Elevation
72 m (236 ft)
Population
(2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total31,569
 • Density810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
45739
Dialling codes0 23 68
Vehicle registrationRE
Websitewww.oer-erkenschwick.de

Oer-Erkenschwick is a town in the district of Recklinghausen, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated approximately 5 km north-east of Recklinghausen, on the northern periphery of the Ruhrgebiet. When pronouncing the name, “Oer” should be pronounced like the German Ohr, not Ör.

Geography[edit]

Oer-Erkenschwick is situated east of the city of Recklinghausen and on the southern edge of the Hohe Mark Nature Park.

Sports[edit]

The town is the home of football club SpVgg Erkenschwick.

Famous Oer-Erkenschwickers[edit]

The American avantgarde composer Moondog lived in Oer-Erkenschwick for a time after moving to Germany in 1974.

Sister towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 2018-02-24.