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Hochsauerlandkreis – DEA57

EU regions: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Arnsberg Government Region > Hochsauerlandkreis

map of Hochsauerlandkreis DEA57
Gross domestic product
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average2020112

More on wikipedia wikidata Q5946 on OpenStreetMap Hochsauerlandkreis slovensky: DEA57


number of inhabitants2022258 615
population density2022132.4
old-age dependency ratio202236
demographic pyramid DEA57 Hochsauerlandkreis

From Wikipedia: Hochsauerlandkreis (meaning “High Sauerland District” in German) is a Kreis (district) in the east of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Neighboring districts are Soest, Paderborn, Höxter, Waldeck-Frankenberg, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Olpe, Märkischer Kreis.

The district is named “High Sauerland” because two of the highest mountains of the Sauerland mountainous landscape, Langenberg and Kahler Asten are in its territory. With 2,766 ft / 843 m (Langenberg) and 2,762 ft / 842 m (Kahler Asten) these are also the highest mountains of North Rhine-Westphalia.


The district was established in 1975 in the reorganization of the districts in North Rhine-Westphalia by merging the previous districts Arnsberg, Brilon and Meschede.


Geographically the district covers a big part of the Sauerland mountains, including the highest and third highest elevation – the Langenberg near Olsberg with 2,766 ft / 843 m, and the better known Kahler Asten with 2,762 ft / 842 m near Winterberg. These are also the two highest mountains of North Rhine-Westphalia.

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

Neighbours: Soest, Kreis Olpe, Märkischer Kreis, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Paderborn, Waldeck-Frankenberg, Höxter

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: EU regions - Hochsauerlandkreis – DEA57, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/​en/projects/eu-regions/DEA57