The defeat of Prussia was incorporated from 1807 into the Grand Duchy of Berg. The growth of the city began with the mining of coal in the 19th century. The rivers Ruhr played an important role in the region of Hagen. The bank's former headquarters was a regional landmark. The Historisches Centrum Hagen includes Werdringen castle and the city museum. The descendants of Mesolithic people maintained foraging lifestyle. Bus services and All local rail operate under the transport association VRR. Sir Karl Halle known also as pianist as Sir Charles Hallé.
Gegenüber den dominierenden Nationalitäten fallen die Südosteuropäer jedoch. So stellen Personen mit türkischer Staatsangehörigkeit die größte ausländische Nationalitätengruppe in wenngleich ihre Zahl gegenüber in Hagen dar.