Siegen-Wittgenstein Rural District

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Siegen-Wittgenstein
District
Coordinates: 50°55′N 8°10′E / 50.917°N 8.167°E / 50.917; 8.167Coordinates: 50°55′N 8°10′E / 50.917°N 8.167°E / 50.917; 8.167
Country  Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. region Arnsberg
Capital Siegen
Area
 • Total 1,131.47 km2 (436.86 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 295,787
 • Density 261.4183/km2 (677.070/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration SI

Siegen-Wittgenstein is a landkreis (rural district or county) in the southeast of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

History[change | edit source]

In 181617 the two districts of Siegen and Wittgenstein were made as parts of the Prussian province of Westphalia. In 1974 the two districts were merged, and in 1984 the district changed its name to Siegen-Wittgenstein.

Coat of arms[change | edit source]

DEU Kreis Siegen-Wittgenstein COA.svg

On the coat of arms, the two upper sections show, to the right, the arms of the Dukes of Nassau, who founded Siegen, and to the left, those of the Counts of Sayn-Wittgenstein. At the bottom a miner's lamp and a coppicing hook are pictured, to remember the mining and charcoal-burning history of the district.

Towns and municipalities[change | edit source]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bad Berleburg
  2. Bad Laasphe
  3. Freudenberg
  4. Hilchenbach
  5. Kreuztal
  6. Netphen
  7. Siegen
  1. Burbach
  2. Erndtebrück
  3. Neunkirchen (Siegerland)
  4. Wilnsdorf

Other websites[change | edit source]