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Façades of houses in the city of Herne

Façade of a listed building in Herne-Mitte pedestrian zone.

Statistical data


How big is Herne? Data on the urban area


Distance from north to south: 6.3 kilometres
Distance from east to west: 12.2 kilometres
Total length of boundary: 42.8 kilometres
Total length of local road network: 364.9 kilometres
Length of Rhine-Herne Canal in the urban area: 10.1 kilometres (with five ports and two locks)


Urban area in hectares by land use category

Total area: 5,141
Developed area: 2,414
Transport (roads, squares, car parks): 990
Parks, green spaces, cemeteries: 462
Open-air swimming pools, sports and playing fields: 67
Agricultural area: 672
Forestry / woodland: 292
Water: 231
(December 31, 2010)

Herne and its population (in the Ruhr Metropolitan area)

Population overall(1): 159.415
Of these, with primary residence in Herne(2): 159,415 (77,140 male, 82,275 female)
Population density(1): 3,222 per square kilometre
Population of Herne plus neighbouring towns: ca. 1,060,000
Population density of Herne plus neighbouring towns: 2,317 per square kilometre
Population of Ruhr Metropolis(1): ca. 5,172,000
Sources: (1) IT.NRW, Oktober 31, 2010


Transport Links

Motorways in the urban area: A 42, A 43
State-maintained roads in the urban area: B 51, B 226
Distance to Düsseldorf airport: 52 km (35 minutes by car)
Distance to Dortmund airport: 35 km (30 minutes by car)
ICE train station Bochum, 15 minutes by underground railway


Trade and Industry in Herne

Labour force: 60,500
Employees subject to social insurance contributions: 43,894

  • By industry sectors
Agriculture and forestry, fishing: 20
Manufacturing: 13,329
Trade, hotels / restaurants and transport: 8,888
Other services: 21,592


Religious Denomination of Herne Population

Protestant: 51,201 (32.1 per cent)
Roman Catholic: 50,919 (31.9 per cent)
Other: 57,289 (35.9 per cent)
(December 31, 2010)


Employees of Herne City Council

Non-civil servants : 1,806
Civil servants: 625
Total: 2,431
(January 1, 2011)


Schools in Herne

Special needs schools: 8 with 898 pupils
Primary schools: 27 with 5,586 pupils
Hauptschulen (non-academic secondary schools): 7 with 1,371 pupils
Realschulen (vocation-orientated secondary schools): 4 with 2,366 pupils
Comprehensive schools: 3 with 3,033 pupils
Grammar schools: 5 with 4,303 pupils
City of Herne Vocational College for Administration and Business and
City of Herne Emschertal Vocational College: 4,036 students
(October 15, 2011)


Sport in Herne - Leisure Facilities

3 swimming and leisure centres: Lago - Die Therme, Südpool, Wananas
7 teaching pools
33 sports grounds with 6 small marked-out fields
1 artificial turf training field
32 outdoor sports grounds in schools
1 small handball court, 2 small sports field, 68 sports halls and gymnasiums
1 multi-purpose sports hall, including ice rink (Gysenberghalle)
4 outdoor horse-riding centres, 4 indoor riding arenas
46 outdoor, 12 indoor tennis courts
8 boat houses, 2 wharves for rowing boats and canoes
6 dance studios
1 boxing centre, 17 shooting ranges, 47 skittle alleys, 1 table-tennis hall
25 small soccer pitches
14 gyms
Contact: Stadtsportbund Herne, Bahnhofstraße 143, phone 0 23 23 / 95 70 98


Hospitals run by religious orders

Ev. Krankenhaus Herne, with clinics at Wiescherstraße 24, 0 23 23 / 49 80 and Hordeler Straße 7, 0 23 25 / 4 98 90
St. Anna-Hospital, Hospitalstraße 19, 0 23 25 / 98 60
St. Marien-Hospital, Marienstraße 2, 0 23 25 / 37 40
Kath. Marienhospital, Universitätsklinik, Hölkeskampring 40, 0 23 23 / 49 90
St. Josefs-Krankenhaus, Acute-Care Hospital for Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, Landgrafenstraße 15, 0 23 25 / 59 20

Total hospital beds in Herne: 1,677
Salt-water and thermal baths, physical therapy, Am Solbad 10, 0 23 25 / 59 26 00