Gütersloh Rural District

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Gütersloh
District
Coordinates: 51°55′00″N 8°20′00″E / 51.9167°N 8.3333°E / 51.9167; 8.3333Coordinates: 51°55′00″N 8°20′00″E / 51.9167°N 8.3333°E / 51.9167; 8.3333
Country  Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. region Detmold
Capital Gütersloh
Area
 • Total 967.18 km2 (373.43 sq mi)
Population (31/12/2006)
 • Total 354,057
 • Density 366.0715/km2 (948.121/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration GT

Gütersloh (IPA: [ˈgyːtɐsloː]) is a Kreis (district) in the north-east of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

History[change | change source]

Kreis Gütersloh was made in 1973 when all of the districts in North Rhine-Westphalia, where changed. The old districts of Halle and Wiedenbrück were joined, and parts of the districts of Bielefeld, Paderborn, Beckum and Warendorf were added to the new district.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The coat of arms was adopted with the creation of the district in 1973 by joining symbols from the arms of the old districts Halle and Rheda-Wiedenbrück. The three elements are from the medieval counties in the area now covered by the district.

The golden eagle in the bottom of the coat comes from the duchy of Rietberg. The wheel in the middle comes from the sign of the city of Osnabrück, which owned the Amt Reckenberg. The chevrons in the top part are the symbol of the duchy of Ravensberg.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Borgholzhausen
  2. Gütersloh
  3. Halle(Westf.)
  4. Harsewinkel
  5. Rheda-Wiedenbrück
  6. Rietberg
  7. Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock
  8. Versmold
  9. Werther (Westf.)
  1. Herzebrock-Clarholz
  2. Langenberg
  3. Steinhagen
  4. Verl

Economy[change | change source]

Some important companies are located in the district of Gütersloh:

Other websites[change | change source]