Mettmann Rural District

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Mettmann
Flag of Mettmann
Flag
Coat of arms of Mettmann
Coat of arms
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Coordinates: Coordinates: 51°15′N 7°00′E / 51.25°N 7.0°E / 51.25; 7.0
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
CapitalMettmann
Area
 • Total407.09 km2 (157.18 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2016)[1]
 • Total484,770
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationME
Websitewww.kreis-mettmann.de

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

In the district is the valley of the small river Düssel, the Neanderthal, where the fossils of the human species Neanderthals were first found.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The red lion with the blue tongue is the sign of the earldom Berg. In the black border it has the symbols for the two most important industries of the district - lockmaking and agriculture. The coat of arms was designed in 1936 by the painter and herald Pagenstecher from Düsseldorf.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

  1. Erkrath
  2. Haan
  3. Heiligenhaus
  4. Hilden
  5. Langenfeld
  1. Mettmann
  2. Monheim am Rhein
  3. Ratingen
  4. Velbert
  5. Wülfrath

References[change | change source]

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

Other websites[change | change source]