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Fröndenberg (German pronunciation: [ˈfʁœndənbɛʁk]) is a town in the district of Unna, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Fröndenberg
Coat of arms of Fröndenberg
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Location of Fröndenberg
Fröndenberg is located in Germany
Fröndenberg
Fröndenberg
Fröndenberg is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Fröndenberg
Fröndenberg
Coordinates: 51°28′19″N 7°45′57″E / 51.47194°N 7.76583°E / 51.47194; 7.76583Coordinates: 51°28′19″N 7°45′57″E / 51.47194°N 7.76583°E / 51.47194; 7.76583
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionArnsberg
DistrictUnna
Government
 • MayorFriedrich Wilhelm Rebbe (SPD)
Area
 • Total56.21 km2 (21.70 sq mi)
Elevation
181 m (594 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total20,766
 • Density370/km2 (960/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
58730
Dialling codes02373, 02303, 02377, 02378
Vehicle registrationUN
Websitewww.froendenberg.de

GeographyEdit

Fröndenberg is situated in the Ruhr valley, approx. 10 km south-east of the district capital Unna, near the Hönne.

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HistoryEdit

The city as such is relatively new, it grew out of the reorganization in 1902 whereby the former independent villages Stift, Westick and village Froendenberg melted into the bigger village community of Fröndenberg. It obtained city status in 1952. The oldest record of the name `Frundeberg` is the papal document by Coelestin III from 1197.

The present day administrative infrastructure goes back to 1968 when the villages Altendorf, Ardey, Bausenhagen, Dellwig, Frohnhausen, Frömern, Langschede, Neimen, Ostbüren, Stentrop, Strickherdicke, the town of Warmen and the town of Fröndenberg were merged into one administrative unit. In 1969 the village Bentrop also became part of the Fröndenberg district.

PersonalitiesEdit

 
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
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