Gennebreck, reformed church: Kirche Herzkamp
|o Mayor||Klaus Walterscheid (SPD)|
|o Total||47.78 km2 (18.45 sq mi)|
|Elevation||219 m (719 ft)|
|o Density||520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Dialling codes||02339, 02324, 0202|
Sprockhövel is located in the southern suburban part of the Ruhr area. It is 6 km southeast of Hattingen, 8 km northwest of Gevelsberg, 13 km south of Bochum and 14 km northeast of Wuppertal (centre).
The town consists of the Stadtteile Gennebreck, Haßlinghausen, Hiddinghausen, Niedersprockhövel, Niederstüter and Obersprockhövel.
The town was first mentioned in documents around 1000 AD. It was part of the County of Mark, but close to the Duchy of Berg, whose cultural influence is still visible today in the historical part of town. The current administration of Sprockhövel is a result of the local government reform on 1 January 1975.
Sprockhövel is twinned with South Kirkby, West Yorkshire.