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Coordinates: 51°37′N 08°21′E / 51.617°N 8.350°E / 51.617; 8.350Coordinates: 51°37′N 08°21′E / 51.617°N 8.350°E / 51.617; 8.350
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Arnsberg
District Soest
  Mayor Peter Wessel (CDU)
  Total 73.79 km2 (28.49 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 16,128
  Density 220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 59597
Dialling codes 02943 02945
Vehicle registration SO, LP

Erwitte ( Erwitte ) is a town in the district of Soest, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.


Erwitte is situated approximately 8 km south of Lippstadt and 15 km east of Soest.

Neighbouring municipalities

Division of the town

After the local government reforms of 1975 Erwitte consists of 15 districts:

International relations

Erwitte is twinned with:


Officially the town of Erwitte is mentioned in the year 836 for the first time and the medieval architecture can still be seen in the town center.


Erwitte is home to a thriving cement industry which, together with the heating valve company Heimeier, make up the largest companies in the area.

Sons and daughters of the town

People who are connected to the place


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