Düren (district)

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The title of this article contains the character ü. Where it is unavailable or not wanted, the name may be written as Dueren (district).
Flag of Düren
Coat of arms of Düren
North rhine w DN.svg
Coordinates: Coordinates: 50°50′N 6°30′E / 50.83°N 6.5°E / 50.83; 6.5
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. regionCologne
 • Total940.57 km2 (363.16 sq mi)
 (31 December 2021)[1]
 • Total266,771
 • Density280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationDN

Düren is a Kreis (district) in the west of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

History[change | change source]

The district was created in 1972 by joining the old districts of Jülich and Düren. Both districts date back to 1816 when the new Prussian province of Rhineland was created.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

The coat of arms shows the lion from the city of Jülich in the upper part. In the bottom it has a paper roll with the capital letter D for Düren, because the paper industry has long history. The coat of arms were granted in 1942 and confirmed in 1972.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Düren
  2. Heimbach
  3. Jülich
  4. Linnich
  5. Nideggen
  1. Aldenhoven
  2. Hürtgenwald
  3. Inden
  4. Kreuzau
  5. Langerwehe
  1. Merzenich
  2. Niederzier
  3. Nörvenich
  4. Titz
  5. Vettweiß

Other websites[change | change source]

  1. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2021" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 20 June 2022.