Oer-Erkenschwick

Oer-Erkenschwick
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Oer-Erkenschwick
Location of Oer-Erkenschwick within Recklinghausen district
Recklinghausen (district)North Rhine-WestphaliaDortmundBochumHerneGelsenkirchenEssenWesel (district)BottropUnna (district)Coesfeld (district)Borken (district)GladbeckRecklinghausenDattelnOer-ErkenschwickCastrop-RauxelMarlHertenWaltropHaltern am SeeDorstenOer-Erkenschwick in RE.svg
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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
 • Mayor (2020–25) Carsten Wewers[1] (CDU)
Area
 • Total38.8 km2 (15.0 sq mi)
Elevation
72 m (236 ft)
Population
 (2021-12-31)[2]
 • Total31,395
 • Density810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
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

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

Sports

The town is the home of football club SpVgg Erkenschwick.

Twin towns – sister cities

Oer-Erkenschwick is twinned with:[3]

Notable people

References

  1. ^ Wahlergebnisse in NRW Kommunalwahlen 2020, Land Nordrhein-Westfalen, accessed 29 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2021" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 20 June 2022.
  3. ^ "Städtepartnerschaften". oer-erkenschwick.de (in German). Oer-Erkenschwick. Retrieved 2021-03-04.