Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis

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Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis
Flag of Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis
Flag
Coat of arms of Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis
Coat of arms
Country Germany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. regionArnsberg
Founded1 August 1929
CapitalSchwelm
Government
 • District admin.Arnim Brux
Area
 • Total408.44 km2 (157.70 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2016)[1]
 • Total325,374
 • Density800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationEN, WIT
Websitewww.enkreis.de

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

The old district was changed in 1970 and 1975. It now includes the city of Witten.

The district got its name because it is in the valleys of the rivers Ruhr and Ennepe.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

In the middle of the coat of arms there is the checked red-white bar of the medieval state of Mark, which owned the area in medieval times. The two wavy lines above and below are for the two rivers which gave the district its name, the Ruhr and the Ennepe.

Towns[change | change source]

  1. Breckerfeld
  2. Ennepetal
  3. Gevelsberg
  4. Hattingen
  5. Herdecke
  1. Schwelm
  2. Sprockhövel
  3. Wetter (Ruhr)
  4. Witten

References[change | change source]

  1. "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 2018-02-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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