Wickede (Ruhr)

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Wickede (Ruhr)

Coordinates: 51°29′47″N 07°51′57″E / 51.49639°N 7.86583°E / 51.49639; 7.86583Coordinates: 51°29′47″N 07°51′57″E / 51.49639°N 7.86583°E / 51.49639; 7.86583
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Arnsberg
District Soest
  Mayor Hermann Arndt (CDU)
  Total 25.2 km2 (9.7 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 12,745
  Density 510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 58739
Dialling codes 02377
Vehicle registration SO
Website www.wickede.de

Wickede (Ruhr) (German pronunciation: [ˈvɪkədə]) is a municipality in the district of Soest, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Wickede lists the town of Jemielnica in Poland as its twin city and enjoys the cultural exchange and relationship.


Wickede (Ruhr) is situated on the river Ruhr which runs directly through the town and shapes the townscape. Wickede (Ruhr) is situated approximately 20 km south of Hamm and 20 km south-west of Soest. The town encompasses 25.2 square kilometers and is located on the southern flank of a hill called "Haarstrang".

Neighbouring municipalities

Aerial photograph of Wickede

Division of the town

After the local government reforms of 1969 Wickede consists of 5 districts:


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