Mettmann Rural District

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Mettmann
District
Coordinates: 51°15′N 7°00′E / 51.25°N 7°E / 51.25; 7Coordinates: 51°15′N 7°00′E / 51.25°N 7°E / 51.25; 7
Country  Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Capital Mettmann
Area
 • Total 407.09 km2 (157.18 sq mi)
Population (31 May 2005)
 • Total 505,507
 • Density 1,241.757/km2 (3,216.14/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration ME

Mettmann is a Kreis (district) in the middle of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

In the district is the valley of the small river Düssel, the Neanderthal, where the fossils of the human species Neanderthals were first found.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The red lion with the blue tongue is the sign of the earldom Berg. In the black border it has the symbols for the two most important industries of the district - lockmaking and agriculture. The coat of arms was designed in 1936 by the painter and herald Pagenstecher from Düsseldorf.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

  1. Erkrath
  2. Haan
  3. Heiligenhaus
  4. Hilden
  5. Langenfeld
  1. Mettmann
  2. Monheim am Rhein
  3. Ratingen
  4. Velbert
  5. Wülfrath

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