Dorsten

town in Recklinghausen District, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Dorsten (German pronunciation: [ˈdɔʁstən]; Westphalian: Dössen) is a town in the district of Recklinghausen in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. About 75,000 people live in Dorsten.

Dorsten
Historical town hall and St. Agatha cathedral
Historical town hall and St. Agatha cathedral
Flag of Dorsten
Coat of arms of Dorsten
Location of Dorsten within Recklinghausen district
Dorsten in RE.svg
Dorsten is located in Germany
Dorsten
Dorsten
Dorsten is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Dorsten
Dorsten
Coordinates: 51°39′36″N 6°57′51″E / 51.66000°N 6.96417°E / 51.66000; 6.96417Coordinates: 51°39′36″N 6°57′51″E / 51.66000°N 6.96417°E / 51.66000; 6.96417
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionMünster
DistrictRecklinghausen
Government
 • MayorTobias Stockhoff (CDU)
Area
 • Total171 km2 (66 sq mi)
Elevation
74 m (243 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[1]
 • Total74,515
 • Density440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
46282, 46284, 46286
Dialling codes02362, 02369, 02866
Vehicle registrationRE
Websitewww.dorsten.de

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Dorsten is twinned with:[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2020" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  2. "Partnerstädte und Partnerschaften". dorsten.de (in German). Dorsten. Retrieved 2019-11-29.

Other websitesEdit