Schmallenberg is a town and a climatic health resort in the High Sauerland District, Germany. Relating to its size of 117 square miles (303 square kilometers) it is the third biggest of all cities and towns of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the second biggest of Westphalia. It also has the biggest area of all cities and towns in North Rhine-Westphalia that are not independent but belong to a district. With small Schmallenberg central town and the rural Bad Fredeburg Kneipp health resort the town has two urban settlements. Additionally, 82 villages and hamlets belong to the town's territory. Also being called “the Schmallenberg Sauerland”, the Town of Schmallenberg is famous for its total of four health resorts and nine villages which have been awarded gold for their beauty in the nationwide “Our village has a future” contest.