Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis

district in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
(Redirected from Ennepe-Ruhr Rural District)

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

Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis
Flag of Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis
Coat of arms of Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis
CountryGermany
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 2021)[1]
 • Total322,143
 • Density790/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationEN, WIT
Websitewww.enkreis.de

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 armsEdit

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.

TownsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2021" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 20 June 2022.

Other websitesEdit