Oer-Erkenschwick

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.

Oer-Erkenschwick
Town hall

Coat of arms
Location of Oer-Erkenschwick within Recklinghausen district
Oer-Erkenschwick
Oer-Erkenschwick
Coordinates: 51°38′32″N 7°15′03″E
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionMünster
DistrictRecklinghausen
Government
  MayorJohannes-Joachim Menge (CDU)
Area
  Total38.8 km2 (15.0 sq mi)
Elevation
72 m (236 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total31,442
  Density810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
45739
Dialling codes0 23 68
Vehicle registrationRE
Websitewww.oer-erkenschwick.de

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.

Famous Oer-Erkenschwickers

The American avantgarde composer Moondog lived in Oer-Erkenschwick for a time after moving to Germany in 1974.

Sister towns

References

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