Aachen Rural District

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Aachen
District
Coordinates: 50°45′0″N 6°15′0″E / 50.75°N 6.25°E / 50.75; 6.25Coordinates: 50°45′0″N 6°15′0″E / 50.75°N 6.25°E / 50.75; 6.25
Country  Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. region Cologne
Capital Aachen
Area
 • Total 546.95 km2 (211.18 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 307,936
 • Density 563.006/km2 (1,458.178/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration AC

The district of Aachen (Kreis Aachen) is a Kreis (district) in the west of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The city of Aachen is not part of the district.

History[change | edit source]

Castle of Kambach at Eschweiler

The modern district was made in 1975 by joining the old districts of Aachen and Monschau, and some parts of the districts of Düren, Jülich and Schleiden as well as the Selfkant district.

Coat of arms[change | edit source]

Coat of arms of Kreis Aachen

The top of the coat of arms shows the black lion, the sign of Jülich, as the district contains mostly former parts of the duchy of Jülich. In the bottom the swan on a deer antler is the sign of the city of Burtscheid, which was the capital of the district until it was incorporated into the city of Aachen.

Towns and municipalities[change | edit source]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Alsdorf
  2. Baesweiler
  3. Eschweiler
  4. Herzogenrath
  1. Monschau
  2. Stolberg
  3. Würselen
  1. Roetgen
  2. Simmerath

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