Welver is a municipality in the district of Soest, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Welver
Monument to the Battle of Vellinghausen
Monument to the Battle of Vellinghausen
Coat of arms of Welver
Coat of arms
Location of Welver within Soest district
North Rhine-WestphaliaPaderborn (district)Soest (district)Warendorf (district)HammUnna (district)Märkischer KreisHochsauerlandkreisSoestEnseWelverAnröchteLippstadtWerlGesekeLippetalBad SassendorfRüthenWickedeWarsteinErwitteMöhneseeWelver in SO.svg
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Welver is located in Germany
Welver
Welver
Welver is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Welver
Welver
Coordinates: 51°37′0″N 7°57′30″E / 51.61667°N 7.95833°E / 51.61667; 7.95833Coordinates: 51°37′0″N 7°57′30″E / 51.61667°N 7.95833°E / 51.61667; 7.95833
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionArnsberg
DistrictSoest
Subdivisions20
Government
 • MayorUwe Schumacher (without a party)
Area
 • Total85.6 km2 (33.1 sq mi)
Elevation
83 m (272 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total11,833
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
59514
Dialling codes02384
Vehicle registrationSO
Websitewww.welver.de

HistoryEdit

The town was once known as Villinghausen or Vellinghausen. The Seven Years' War Battle of Villinghausen was fought nearby.

GeographyEdit

Welver is situated approximately 12 km south-east of Hamm and 12 km north-west of Soest.

Neighbouring cities, towns, and municipalitiesEdit

  • Hamm, to the west and northwest
  • Lippetal, to the north
  • Soest, to the east and southeast
  • Werl, to the southwest

Division of the municipalityEdit

After the local government reforms of 1969 Welver consists of the following villages:

  • Balksen
  • Berwicke
  • Blumroth
  • Borgeln
  • Dinker
  • Dorfwelver
  • Ehningsen
  • Eilmsen
  • Einecke
  • Eineckerholsen
  • Flerke
  • Illingen
  • Klotingen
  • Meyerich
  • Merklingsen
  • Nateln
  • Recklingsen
  • Scheidingen
  • Schwefe
  • Stocklarn
  • Vellinghausen

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2019" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 17 June 2020.

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