Hagen is the 39t-lairgest ceety in Germany, locatit in the federal state o North Rhine-Westphalie. It is locatit on the eastren edge o the Ruhr, 15 km sooth o Dortmund, whaur the rivers Lenne, Volme an Ennepe meet the river Ruhr. As o 31 Dizember 2010 the population wis 188,529. The ceety is hame tae the FernUniversität Hagen, which is the anerlie state fundit distance education varsity in Germany. Coontin mair nor 67,000 students (Mairch 2010), it is the lairgest varsity in Germany. 
Town Hall and Square
|• Laird Mayor||Jörg Dehm (CDU)|
|• Total||160.4 km2 (61.9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||106 m (348 ft)|
|• Density||1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Diallin codes||02331, 02334, 02337|
Hagen wis first mentioned ca. 1200, presumably the name o a ferm at the junction o the Volme an the Ennepe. Efter the conquest o Burg Volmarstein in 1324, Hagen passed tae the Coonty o Mark. In 1614 it wis awairdit tae the Margraviate o Brandenburg accordin tae the Treaty o Xanten. In 1701 it became pairt o the Kinrick o Proushie.
The growthe o the ceety began in the 19t century wi the minin o coal an the production o steel in the Ruhr. It wis the scene o fechtin durin the Ruhr Uprisin, 13 Mairch - 2 Aprile 1920 an haes a monument tae the Ruhr Red Airmy.
In 1928 Hagen developit intae a ceety o mair nor 100,000 indwallers.
On the nicht o 1 October 1943, 243 Lancasters an 8 Mosquitos frae the Royal Air Force's Bomber Command attackit the ceety. Accordin tae the Bomber Command Campaign Diary, "This raid was a complete success achieved on a completely cloud-covered target of small size, with only a moderate bomber effort and at trifling cost." Severe damage wis caused.
Awin tae the extensive uise o watter pouer alang the rivers Ruhr, Lenne, Volme an Ennepe, metal processin played an important role in the region o Hagen in an even afore the 15t century.
Hagen is the hame o the Suedwestfaelische Industrie- und Handelskammer.
The ceety is hivily indebtit an in the process o cuttin ceety services in order tae balance its budget.
Hagen is hame tae the LWL-Freilichtmuseum Hagen, or Hagen Open-air Museum, a collection o historic industrial facilities whaur trades sic as printin, brewin, smithin, millin, an mony ithers are representit no simply as static displays, but as livin, wirkin operations that visitors mey in some cases even be invitit tae pairticipate in. It is locatit near the Hagen commonty o Eilpe. The Historical Center contains the Museum o the ceety an the Werdringen castle. In the Blätterhöhle cave in Hagen the auldest fossils o modren fowk in Wastphalie an the Ruhr wur foond. Thay are datit tae the early Mesolithic, 10,700 years B.C.
some localities o Hagen:
Hagen haes been an important rail junction for the sootheastren Ruhr glen syne the first rail line opened in 1848. The shuntin yard o Hagen-Vorhalle is amang Germany's lairgest, an the central station affers connections tae the ICE netwirk o Deutsche Bahn as well as tae local an S-Bahn services. Syne December 2005, Hagen haes been the stairtin pynt for a new service intae Essen, operatit bi Abellio Rail.
Local traffeck is handled bi Hagener Straßenbahn (Hagen Tramways), which, despite its name, affers anerlie bus services, as the last tramwey in Hagen went oot o service at 29/05/1976. Aw local rail an bus services operate unner the transport association VRR.
The German Basketball Federation (DBB) is based in Hagen
Sport clubs in Hagen:
Hagen is twinned wi the follaein touns:
- Sir Charles Hallé (Karl Halle) wis born here in 1819
- Nena (born 24 Mairch 1960 in Hagen), German pop sangster
- Karl Ernst Osthaus (1874–1921), patron o the avant-garde
- Nicholas (Klaus) Rescher (born 15 Julie 1928) American filosofer
- Mousse T. (born 2 October 1966 in Hagen), German DJ an record producer
- Kurt Meyer Knichts Cross haulder
- Franz Bronstert (1895–1967) painter
- Emil Schumacher (1912–1999) painter an co-foonder o German abstract airt
- Wilhelm Böing (born 1846 in Hagen-Hohenlimburg), faither o the aviation pioneer who foondit The Boeing Company William Boeing