Erwitte
Location of Erwitte within Soest district
Erwitte
Erwitte
Erwitte
Erwitte
Coordinates: 51°37′N 08°21′E / 51.617°N 8.350°E / 51.617; 8.350Coordinates: 51°37′N 08°21′E / 51.617°N 8.350°E / 51.617; 8.350
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionArnsberg
DistrictSoest
Subdivisions15
Government
 • Mayor (2020–25) Hendrik Henneböhl[1]
Area
 • Total73.79 km2 (28.49 sq mi)
Elevation
105 m (344 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total16,117
 • Density220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
59597
Dialling codes02943 02945
Vehicle registrationSO, LP
Websitewww.erwitte.de
Erwitte, church: die Sankt Laurentius Kirche
Erwitte, church: die Sankt Laurentius Kirche
Schmerlecke, windmill Am Alten Hellweg
Schmerlecke, windmill Am Alten Hellweg

Erwitte (Erwitte ) is a town in the district of Soest, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Geography

Erwitte is situated approximately 8 km south of Lippstadt and 15 km east of Soest.

Neighbouring municipalities

Division of the town

After the local government reforms of 1975 Erwitte consists of 15 districts:

International relations

See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Germany

Erwitte is twinned with:

History

Officially the town of Erwitte is mentioned in the year 836 for the first time and the medieval architecture can still be seen in the town center.

Industry

Erwitte is home to a thriving cement industry which, together with the heating valve company Heimeier, make up the largest companies in the area.

Sons and daughters of the town

People who are connected to the place

References

  1. ^ Wahlergebnisse in NRW Kommunalwahlen 2020, Land Nordrhein-Westfalen, accessed 30 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2020" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 21 June 2021.