Herten

Herten is a town and a municipality in the district of Recklinghausen, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated in the industrial Ruhr Area, some 5 km (3.1 mi) west of Recklinghausen.

Herten

Coat of arms
Location of Herten within Recklinghausen district
Herten
Herten
Coordinates: 51°36′N 7°08′E
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionMünster
DistrictRecklinghausen
Subdivisions9
Government
  MayorFred Toplak
Area
  Total37.31 km2 (14.41 sq mi)
Elevation
75 m (246 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total61,791
  Density1,700/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
45699, 45701
Dialling codes0 23 66,
02 09 (Westerholt),
0 23 65 (Marl)
Vehicle registrationRE
Websitewww.herten.de

Herten was the seat of the governors of the County of Vest Recklinghausen, an autonomous state within the Archbishopric of Cologne.

Its best known sights are the moated red brick castle of Schloss Herten, dating back to the 14th century, and the "altes Dorf Westerholt" (Westerholt old village) with its many historic half-timbered houses.

Geography

Town area

Herten covers an area of 37.31 km2, with a maximum north-south extent of 9.5 km, and a maximum east-west extent of 6.5 km. The municipality's highest natural point is in Scherlebeck, close to the border with Recklinghausen, with an altitude of 110 m.[2]

Herten is divided into the following urban districts:

  • Mitte
  • Süd-West
  • Süd-Ost
  • Disteln
  • Paschenberg
  • Langenbochum
  • Scherlebeck
  • Westerholt
  • Bertlich

Neighbouring towns

Herten borders Marl in the north, Recklinghausen in the east, Herne in the south, and Gelsenkirchen in the west.

International relations

Herten is twinned with:[3]

Notable people

References

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