Monument to the Battle of Vellinghausen

Coat of arms

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
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Arnsberg
District Soest
  Mayor Wolfgang Hörster (CDU)
  Total 85.6 km2 (33.1 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 12,140
  Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 59514
Dialling codes 02384
Vehicle registration SO
Website www.welver.de

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


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


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

Neighbouring cities, towns, and municipalities

Division of the municipality

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


  1. "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 18 July 2016.

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