Arnsberg (region)

Arnsberg (German pronunciation: [ˈaʁnsbɛʁk]) is one of the five Regierungsbezirks of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, located in the west-central part of the country. It covers the Sauerland hills as well as the east part of the Ruhr area.

Arnsberg

Regierungsbezirk Arnsberg
Map of North Rhine-Westphalia highlighting Arnsberg
Map of North Rhine-Westphalia highlighting Arnsberg
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Region seatArnsberg
Area
 • Total8,002.34 km2 (3,089.72 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2019)[1]
 • Total3,580,568
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Vehicle registrationAR
Websitewww.bezreg-arnsberg.nrw.de

The region was founded in 1815 as a subdivision of the Prussian Province of Westphalia.

Kreisfreie Städte
(independent cities)

  1. Bochum
  2. Dortmund
  3. Hagen
  4. Hamm
  5. Herne

EconomyEdit

The Gross domestic product (GDP) of the region was 124.8 billion € in 2018, accounting for 3.7% of German economic output. GDP per capita adjusted for purchasing power was 32,000 € or 106% of the EU27 average in the same year. The GDP per employee was 95% of the EU average.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2019" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Regional GDP per capita ranged from 30% to 263% of the EU average in 2018". Eurostat.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Regierungsbezirk Arnsberg at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 51°15′N 8°20′E / 51.25°N 8.33°E / 51.25; 8.33