Gütersloh (district)

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Flag of Gütersloh
Coat of arms of Gütersloh
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Coordinates: Coordinates: 51°55′N 8°20′E / 51.917°N 8.333°E / 51.917; 8.333
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. regionDetmold
 • Total967.18 km2 (373.43 sq mi)
 (31 December 2021)[1]
 • Total366,104
 • Density380/km2 (980/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationGT

Gütersloh (IPA: [ˈgyːtɐsloː]) is a Kreis (district) in the north-east of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

History[change | change source]

Kreis Gütersloh was made in 1973 when all of the districts in North Rhine-Westphalia, where changed. The old districts of Halle and Wiedenbrück were joined, and parts of the districts of Bielefeld, Paderborn, Beckum and Warendorf were added to the new district.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The coat of arms was adopted with the creation of the district in 1973 by joining symbols from the arms of the old districts Halle and Rheda-Wiedenbrück. The three elements are from the medieval counties in the area now covered by the district.

The golden eagle in the bottom of the coat comes from the duchy of Rietberg. The wheel in the middle comes from the sign of the city of Osnabrück, which owned the Amt Reckenberg. The chevrons in the top part are the symbol of the duchy of Ravensberg.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Borgholzhausen
  2. Gütersloh
  3. Halle(Westf.)
  4. Harsewinkel
  5. Rheda-Wiedenbrück
  6. Rietberg
  7. Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock
  8. Versmold
  9. Werther (Westf.)
  1. Herzebrock-Clarholz
  2. Langenberg
  3. Steinhagen
  4. Verl

Economy[change | change source]

Some important companies are located in the district of Gütersloh:

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.