Arnsberg (region)

Arnsberg (German pronunciation: [ˈaʁnsbɛʁk]) is one of the five Regierungsbezirke 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.

Regierungsbezirk Arnsberg
Map of North Rhine-Westphalia highlighting Arnsberg
Map of North Rhine-Westphalia highlighting Arnsberg
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Region seatArnsberg
 • Total8,002.34 km2 (3,089.72 sq mi)
 (31 December 2020)[1]
 • Total3,571,053
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Vehicle registrationAR

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


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]


  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2020" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  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