Recklinghausen Rural District

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Recklinghausen
District
Coordinates: 51°40′N 7°10′E / 51.667°N 7.167°E / 51.667; 7.167Coordinates: 51°40′N 7°10′E / 51.667°N 7.167°E / 51.667; 7.167
Country  Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. region Münster
Capital Recklinghausen
Area
 • Total 760.27 km2 (293.54 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 655,050
 • Density 861.602/km2 (2,231.54/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration RE

Recklinghausen (IPA: [ʁɛklɪŋˈhaʊzən]) is a Kreis (district) in the middle of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The coat of arms show a silver nettle leaf on green ground - the sign of the Herrlichkeit Lembeck, an Amt in the church-run state of Münster in the Recklinghausen area. The black cross is the sign of the bishops of Cologne who owned a big part of the district's area, the Vest Recklinghausen. The key inside the cross symbolizes St. Peter, the patron of Cologne.

Cities[change | change source]

  1. Castrop-Rauxel
  2. Datteln
  3. Dorsten
  4. Gladbeck
  1. Haltern
  2. Herten
  3. Marl
  4. Oer-Erkenschwick
  1. Recklinghausen
  2. Waltrop

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