Hagen

Hagen (German pronunciation: [ˈhaːɡn̩] (listen)) is the 41st-largest city in Germany. The municipality is located in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is located on the south eastern edge of the Ruhr area, 15 km south of Dortmund, where the rivers Lenne and Volme (met by the river Ennepe) meet the river Ruhr. As of 31 December 2010, the population was 188,529.

Hagen
Old Town Hall (right) and Square. In the center the Volme Galerie (City Mall).
Location of Hagen
Hagen
Hagen
Coordinates: 51°22′N 7°29′E
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionArnsberg
DistrictUrban district
Government
  Lord mayor (202025) Erik O. Schulz[1] (Ind.)
Area
  Total160.4 km2 (61.9 sq mi)
Elevation
106 m (348 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
  Total188,687
  Density1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
58089–58099, 58119, 58135
Dialling codes02331, 02334, 02337, 02304
Vehicle registrationHA
Websitewww.hagen.de

The city is home to the FernUniversität Hagen, which is the only state-funded distance education university in Germany. Counting more than 67,000 students (March 2010), it is the largest university in Germany.[3]


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