The Volme is a river in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, and is a tributary of the river Ruhr. It is 50.5 kilometres (31.4 mi) long,[2] of which about 21 km (13 mi) lie within the city limits of Hagen. Its largest tributary is the Ennepe.

Volme in Hagen (2004)
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Physical characteristics
  locationSoutheastern Ruhr Area
  elevation480 m (1,570 ft)
51°23′33″N 7°26′27″E
91 m (299 ft)
Length50.7 km (31.5 mi) [1]
Basin size428 km2 (165 sq mi) [1]
Basin features
ProgressionRuhrRhineNorth Sea

The Volme rises at 480 metres (1,570 ft) above sea level in the southeastern part of the Ruhr region, southeast of the town Meinerzhagen. It flows through the municipalities of Meinerzhagen, Kierspe, Halver (Oberbrügge), Lüdenscheid (Brügge), Schalksmühle and Hagen and empties into the Ruhr at 91 m (299 ft) above sea level. In the city of Hagen, the Volme is predominantly canalised, and since 2004 has been under restoration.

Tributaries of the Volme are, from the mouth upstream:

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