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Olpe is situated in the foothills of the Ebbegebirge in North Rhine-Westphalia, roughly 60 km east of Cologne and 20 km northwest of Siegen. It is part of the Regierungsbezirk of Arnsberg and is the seat of the district of Olpe.GeographyLocationOlpe lies in the Sauerland on the southern edge of the Ebbegebirge Nature Park. In the town’s north lies South Westphalia’s biggest reservoir, the Biggesee.Rivers and mountainsThe highest mountains are: Engelsberg Rother Stein Feld-Berg Hohe Rhonard The inner town is ringed by the following hills: Imberg Hatzenberg Gallenberg Lindenhardt Eichhardt Kimicker Berg Bratzkopf Kreuzberg The municipal area also has a few rivers or brooks that all empty into the Biggesee: Bigge, fed by: Olpe, itself fed by: Günse Felmicke, Kortemicke, Ahe Other rivers in the municipal area: Brachtpe Neger The Veischedebach does not empty into the Biggesee, but rather into the Lenne near Grevenbrück.GeologyOlpe is found in a broad stretch of hilly country. In the town’s north, the slopes are steeper and the dales narrower (for instance near the centres of Rhode and Neger); in the south, the hills have soft knolls and the dales are more spacious. There are also no plateaux there.
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