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Schwerte
Schwerte
Schwerte
Flag of Schwerte
Flag
Coat of arms of Schwerte
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Arnsberg
District Kreis Unna
Elevation
120 m (390 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)
 • Total 46,195
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
58239
Dialling codes 02304
Vehicle registration UN
Website www.schwerte.de

Schwerte is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. About 48,000 people live there. Schwerte is in the Ruhr valley just north of the mountainous Sauerland region. The Ruhr river runs through the center of Schwerte. Schwerte is a popular cycling destination for tourists.

History

Schwerte received civic rights in the 12th century. It was a member of the medieval Hanseatic League. During World War II Schwerte housed a branch of the Buchenwald concentration camp. The camp held 710 prisoners.

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