Infobox German Location
Art = Stadt
Name = Velbert
Wappen = Wappen von Velbert.jpg
lat_deg = 51 |lat_min = 20
lon_deg = 7 |lon_min = 3
Bundesland = Nordrhein-Westfalen
Regierungsbezirk = Düsseldorf
Kreis = Mettmann
Höhe = 230
Fläche = 74.9
Einwohner = 87299
Stand = 2006-04-30
PLZ = 42549–42555
Vorwahl = 02051–02053
Kfz = ME
Gemeindeschlüssel = 05 1 58 032
Gliederung = 3
Adresse = Thomasstr. 1
Website = [http://www.velbert.de/ www.velbert.de]
Bürgermeister = Stefan Freitag
Velbert is a town in the district of Mettmann, in
North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Langenberg, a district of Velbert, is well known as the location of the Sender Langenbergtransmitter site.
Velbert is located in the hills of the Berg region, approx. 20 kilometres north-east of the state capital
Düsseldorfand 12 kilometres north-west of Wuppertalon the left side of the Ruhrriver.
Velbert stands on the highest part of the Berg region and also in its centre. Its average elevation is around 230 metres above sea level; its highest point, at 303 metres, is the "Hordt-Berg" and its lowest, at around 80 metres, is in Nierenhof am Deilbach. The highest point in Velbert itself is 263 metres above sea level, at the corner of Friedrichstraße and Langenberger Straße.
As part of the reform of local government districts in North Rhine-Westphalia that came into effect on
1 January 1975, the formerly independent cities of Velbert, Nevigesand Langenberg were merged to form the present city of Velbert.
Velbert is divided into three administrative areas, reflecting the three former cities: Velbert-Mitte ("Central Velbert"), Neviges and Langenberg. There are also numerous suburbs, including Tönisheide, Losenburg, Nordpark, Langenhorst, Rützkausen, Birth (pronunciation: BEERT), Röttgen and Hefel.
Coat of arms
The first coat of arms was created in
1882and abolished in local government reform of 1975. It showed the lion of the Counts, later Dukes, of Berg (originally the symbol of Limburg) and keys referring to locksmithing, a traditional industry in Velbert.
After 1975 a new coat of arms was created for the enlarged city, including heraldic symbols for Langenberg and Neviges: an oak leaf, referring to the oak in the old arms of Langenberg, and a key, referring to the lords of Hardenberg, from the coat of arms of Neviges.
The main traditional industry of Velbert is small scale manufacturing, mostly metal based, typical products include locks, hinges, small tools, hoseclamps. Most companies are small to medium scale and many evolved from backyard forges. There are also companies producing parts for the automotive industry, for example the suppliers of vehicle access systems
Witte Automotiveand Huf. As well as this Stein & Co Gmbh, the makers of Sebovacuum cleaners, are based in the town.
Since December 2003, Velbert's
S-Bahnconnection has been route S9, running Haltern am See-Marl- Bottrop-Essen-Langenberg-Neviges- Wuppertal, which is an attractive line to commuters. The old town of Velbert now has no rail connection. The former station buildings at Velbert-West and Velbert Central are now restaurants, and the station at Velbert-Tönisheide is disused. All three were on the discontinued line Wülfrath-Velbert- Heiligenhaus- Kettwig. The operational stations serving the city are those of Nevihen, Langenberg, Neviges and Lohmühle.
Velbert used also to have a tram service, and was the meeting place of tramlines from
Heidhausen, Neviges, Wülfrath and Höselwith Heiligenhaus. Nowadays a number of bus routes connect Velbert to the surrounding cities. The city belongs to the "Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr".
Chatellerault, France, since 1965
Corby, England, since 1966Since 1979, these three cities have been joined in a rare three-way partnership.
Velbert also has connections with
Thesprotiain Greeceand Hacibektasin Turkey.
ites of interest
* The central
theatreof the city is in Forum Niederberg.
The city's museums are also in Forum Niederberg.
* "Wallfahrtsdom" ("Pilgrimage Cathedral") in Neviges
Schloss Hardenbergin Neviges
* Historical town centres in Neviges and Langenberg
* Transmission towers in Langenberg for MW, FM and TV (303.7 m and 170m high)
*de icon [http://www.velbert.de Official site]
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