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Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Oer-Erkenschwick
Coat of arms
Oer-Erkenschwick  is located in Germany
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Münster
District Recklinghausen
 • Mayor Johannes-Joachim Menge (CDU)
 • Total 38.8 km2 (15.0 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 30,550
 • Density 790/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 45739
Dialling codes 0 23 68
Vehicle registration RE

Oer-Erkenschwick is a town in the district of Recklinghausen, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated approximately 5 km north-east of Recklinghausen, on the northern periphery of the Ruhrgebiet. When pronouncing the name, “Oer” should be pronounced like the German Ohr, not Ör.


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  • History 2
  • Politics 3
  • Economy 4
  • Healthcare 5
  • Education 6
  • Sports 7
  • Famous Oer-Erkenschwickers 8


Oer-Erkenschwick is situated east of the city of Recklinghausen and on the southern edge of the Hohe Mark Nature Park.







The town is the home of football club SpVgg Erkenschwick.

Famous Oer-Erkenschwickers

The American avantgarde composer Moondog lived in Oer-Erkenschwick for a time after moving to

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