Hagen in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Northwestern Germany, is located…

Hagen in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Northwestern Germany, is located on the southern edge of the Ruhr area, 15 km from Dortmund. It is home to the FernUniversität Hagen, the only state-funded distance education university in Germany, which, with more than 67,000 students, was the largest university in Germany by 2010. Hagen was first mentioned around the year 1200. After the conquest of Burg Volmarstein in 1324, it passed to the County of Mark. In 1614 it was awarded to the Margraviate of Brandenburg. In 1701 it became part of the Kingdom of Prussia. In 1815 it became part of the new Prussian Province of Westfalen. Among others, famous German music producer and singer of the bands Ideal and Ich + Ich Annette Humpe, and German pop singer Nena were born here.