Rhein-Sieg Rural District

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Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
District

Coordinates: 50°45′09″N 7°16′04″E / 50.7525°N 7.2679°E / 50.7525; 7.2679Coordinates: 50°45′09″N 7°16′04″E / 50.7525°N 7.2679°E / 50.7525; 7.2679{{#coordinates:50.7525|N|7.2679|E|type:city(585771)_region:DE|||| |primary |name=

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Country  Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. region Cologne
Capital Siegburg
Area
 • Total 1,153.51 km2 (445.37 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 585,771
 • Density 507.8161/km2 (1,315.238/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration SU

The Rhein-Sieg-Kreis is a Kreis (district) in the south of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It nearly completely surrounds the city of Bonn.

History[change | change source]

The district as known today was created in 1969, during the reorganization of the districts in North Rhine-Westphalia, by merging Sieg District with the RuralDistrict of Bonn.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The red lion is the symbol of the dukes of Berg, who owned a large part of the district. The black cross in the shield is the symbol of Cologne, because another part of the district was owned by the bishops of Cologne. The yellow sword is the symbol of Saint Michael, the patron of the mighty Michaelsberg Abbey in Siegburg.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bad Honnef
  2. Bornheim
  3. Hennef (Sieg)
  4. Königswinter
  5. Lohmar
  6. Meckenheim
  7. Niederkassel
  8. Rheinbach
  9. Sankt Augustin
  10. Siegburg
  11. Troisdorf
  1. Alfter
  2. Eitorf
  3. Much
  4. Neunkirchen-Seelscheid
  5. Ruppichteroth
  6. Swisttal
  7. Wachtberg
  8. Windeck

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