|Coordinates: 50°45′N 6°15′E / 50.75°N 6.25°E|
|• Total||707.15 km2 (273.03 sq mi)|
(31 December 2021)
|• Density||790/km2 (2,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Vehicle registration||AC, MON|
The district of Aachen (Kreis Aachen) is a Kreis (district) in the west of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The city of Aachen is not part of the district.
History[change | change source]
The modern district was made in 1975 by joining the old districts of Aachen and Monschau, and some parts of the districts of Düren, Jülich and Schleiden as well as the Selfkant district.
Coat of arms[change | change source]
The top of the coat of arms shows the black lion, the sign of Jülich, as the district contains mostly former parts of the duchy of Jülich. In the bottom the swan on a deer antler is the sign of the city of Burtscheid, which was the capital of the district until it was incorporated into the city of Aachen.
Towns and municipalities[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2021" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 20 June 2022.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official Website (German, English, Dutch, French, Polish)