Euskirchen (district)

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Euskirchen
Coat of arms of Euskirchen
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Coordinates: Coordinates: 50°30′N 6°40′E / 50.5°N 6.67°E / 50.5; 6.67
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. regionCologne
CapitalEuskirchen
Area
 • Total1,249.093 km2 (482.278 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2021)[1]
 • Total194,701
 • Density160/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationEU
Websitehttp://www.kreis-euskirchen.de

Euskirchen (German: Kreis Euskirchen, Kölsch: Kriis Öskerche) is a Kreis (district) in the south-west of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

History[change | change source]

In 1827 a small district around the city of Euskirchen was made. In 1932 the district of Rheinbach was split up. Euskirchen district got the southern part of Rheinbach. In 1972 the Euskirchen district grew again because the district of Schleiden wa sput into Euskirchen rural district.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The coat of arms shows the four signs of the main historical territories or rulers of the district. Top-left are the roses of the counts of Arenburg, top-right the lion of Jülich, bottom-right the wavy-line of the counts of Manderscheid-Blankenheim, and bottom-left the Cologne cross.

The coat of arms was granted in 1973.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bad Münstereifel
  2. Euskirchen
  3. Mechernich
  4. Schleiden
  5. Zülpich
  1. Blankenheim
  2. Dahlem
  3. Hellenthal
  4. Kall
  5. Nettersheim
  6. Weilerswist

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.