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Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis – DEA56

EU regions: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Arnsberg Government Region > Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis

map of Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis DEA56
Gross domestic product
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average202187

More on wikipedia wikidata Q11280 on OpenStreetMap Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis slovensky: DEA56


number of inhabitants2023325 193
population density2022795.3
old-age dependency ratio202339.2
demographic pyramid DEA56 Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis

From Wikipedia: The Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis is a district in the center of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is part of the southern Ruhr urban area and has ca. 324,000 inhabitants (2012). The district's seat (capital city) is Schwelm; the largest of its nine towns is Witten.


The name of the district describes its geographical location – it is located in the valleys of the rivers Ruhr and Ennepe. Geologically it is part of the north-eastern Rhenish Massif, a Mittelgebirge landscape; only small parts of Witten belong to the flat Westphalian Lowland.


The district consists of nine municipalities, all entitled „Stadt" (town or city).

Adjacent cities and districts

The Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the district-free cities of Bochum, Dortmund and Hagen, the districts of Märkischer Kreis (with Schalksmühle and Halver) and Oberbergischer Kreis (with Radevormwald), the city of Wuppertal, the district of Mettmann (with Velbert) and the city of Essen.

Largest groups of foreigners :


The district was created in 1929 by merging the former district of Schwelm with parts of the former districts of Hattingen and Hagen. In 1970 and 1975 it was modified a bit during the reorganization of the districts in North Rhine-Westphalia; most notable was the inclusion of the previously independent city of Witten in 1975.

Other: Arnsberg Government Region, Hamm, Herne, Hochsauerlandkreis, Kreis Olpe, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Hagen, Unna, Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis, Dortmund, Märkischer Kreis, Bochum, Soest

Neighbours: Hagen, Mettmann, Bochum, Märkischer Kreis, Oberbergischer Kreis, Wuppertal, Essen, Dortmund

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: Europe and its regions in numbers - Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis – DEA56, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/​PDEA56, ISBN: 978-80-970204-9-1, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.10200164