Sprockhövel

Coordinates: 51°22′N 7°15′E / 51.367°N 7.250°E / 51.367; 7.250
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Sprockhövel
Gennebreck, reformed church: Kirche Herzkamp
Gennebreck, reformed church: Kirche Herzkamp
Flag of Sprockhövel
Coat of arms of Sprockhövel
Location of Sprockhövel within Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis district
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Sprockhövel is located in Germany
Sprockhövel
Sprockhövel
Sprockhövel is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Sprockhövel
Sprockhövel
Coordinates: 51°22′N 7°15′E / 51.367°N 7.250°E / 51.367; 7.250
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionArnsberg
DistrictEnnepe-Ruhr-Kreis
Subdivisions11
Government
 • Mayor (2020–25) Sabine Noll[1] (CDU)
Area
 • Total47.78 km2 (18.45 sq mi)
Elevation
219 m (719 ft)
Population
 (2021-12-31)[2]
 • Total24,659
 • Density520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
45549
Dialling codes02339, 02324, 0202
Vehicle registrationEN
Websitewww.sprockhoevel.de

Sprockhövel is a town in the district of Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Sprockhövel is located in the southern suburban part of the Ruhr area. It is 6 km southeast of Hattingen, 8 km northwest of Gevelsberg, 13 km south of Bochum and 14 km northeast of Wuppertal (centre).

The town consists of the Stadtteile Gennebreck, Haßlinghausen, Hiddinghausen, Niedersprockhövel, Niederstüter and Obersprockhövel.

History[edit]

The town was first mentioned in documents around 1000 AD. It was part of the County of Mark, but close to the Duchy of Berg, whose cultural influence is still visible today in the historical part of town. The current administration of Sprockhövel is a result of the local government reform on 1 January 1975.

Sprockhövel is twinned with South Kirkby, West Yorkshire.

Niedersprockhövel, reformed church

Politics[edit]

The current mayor of Sprockhövel is Sabine Noll, an independent endorsed by the CDU and Greens, since 2020. In the most recent mayoral election on 13 September 2020, Noll won with 57.9% of votes against Volker Hoven, who was supported by the SPD, FDP, and WfS-FW.[3]

List of mayors[edit]

  • Hans Käseberg (SPD) 1970–1999
  • Paul Gerhard Flasdieck (SPD) 1999–2004
  • Klaus Walterscheid (SPD) (* 1946), 2004–2014
  • Ulrich Winkelmann (* 1957), 2014-2020
  • Sabine Noll (* 1968), since 2020

City council[edit]

Results of the 2020 city council election.

The Sprockhövel city council governs the city alongside the Mayor. The most recent city council election was held on 13 September 2020, and the results were as follows:

Party Votes % +/- Seats +/-
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 4,040 31.8 Increase 2.4 12 ±0
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 3,384 26.6 Decrease 11.5 10 Decrease 6
Alliance 90/The Greens (Grüne) 3,148 24.8 Increase 12.0 10 Increase 5
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 1,113 8.8 Increase 0.2 3 ±0
We for Sprockhövel–Free Voters (WfS–FW) 607 4.8 Decrease 0.9 2 ±0
Together in Sprockhövel (MiS) 427 3.4 New 1 New
Valid votes 12,719 98.1
Invalid votes 250 1.9
Total 12,969 100.0 38 Decrease 2
Electorate/voter turnout 21,162 61.3
Source: City of Sprockhövel

Notable people[edit]

Mathilde Franziska Anneke (about 1840)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wahlergebnisse in NRW Kommunalwahlen 2020, Land Nordrhein-Westfalen, accessed 19 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2021" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 20 June 2022.
  3. ^ "Mayoral election" (in German). City of Sprockhövel. 13 September 2020. Retrieved 28 April 2022.

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