Merzig-Wadern District

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Merzig-Wadern
District
Merzig Wadern.jpg
Country  Germany
State Saarland
Capital Merzig
Area
 • Total 555.00 km2 (214.29 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 106,088
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration MZG
Website landkreis-merzig-wadern.de

Merzig-Wadern is a Kreis (district) in the northeast of the Saarland, Germany.

History[change | change source]

The district was created in 1816 when the area became the property of Prussia. After World War I the Saar area was under special government of the League of Nations, which did split the district into two parts. The area around Wadern stayed Prussian, while the Merzig area became part of the Saargebiet area. In 1935 the Saar area rejoined Germany, however it took till after the World War II that the two district parts were reunited in 1946.

Geography[change | change source]

The Saar River flows through the district, the Moselle River forms the boundary in the west to Luxembourg.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The coat of arms show the symbols of those countries which had possessions in the district's area. The top-left show the cross of Trier, the top-right those of Lorraine. The wolfs-hook in the bottom-left represents Dagstuhl, who owned Wadern, the lion in the bottom-right stands for Luxembourg who owned the western part of the district.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Merzig
  2. Wadern
  1. Beckingen
  2. Losheim am See
  3. Mettlach
  4. Perl
  5. Weiskirchen

Other websites[change | change source]