Borken (district)

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Borken
Flag of Borken
Coat of arms of Borken
North rhine w bor.png
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. regionMünster
CapitalBorken
Area
 • Total1,417.83 km2 (547.43 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2016)[1]
 • Total369,226
 • Density260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationBOR
Websitehttp://www.kreis-borken.de

Borken is a Landkreis (rural district, or county) in the northwestern part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

In 1975 the district was made by joining the old district of Ahaus, the city of Bocholt and small parts of the districts of Rees, Recklinghausen and Coesfeld.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The colors of the coat of arms were chosen to be the same as those of Münster, the long-time owner of the region. The three white anchors in the middle derive from the coat of arms of the Herrschaft Anholt. It's depicted three times to show the three main parts the district was created from - the old district Borken, the district Ahaus and the city Bocholt.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Ahaus
  2. Bocholt
  3. Borken
  4. Gescher
  5. Gronau
  6. Isselburg
  7. Rhede
  8. Stadtlohn
  9. Vreden
  1. Heek
  2. Heiden
  3. Legden
  4. Raesfeld
  5. Reken
  6. Schöppingen
  7. Südlohn
  8. Velen

Other websites[change | change source]

  1. "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 2018-02-24.