Recklinghausen (district)

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Recklinghausen
Banner des Kreises Recklinghausen.svg
Coat of arms of Recklinghausen
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Coordinates: Coordinates: 51°40′N 7°10′E / 51.67°N 7.17°E / 51.67; 7.17
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. regionMünster
CapitalRecklinghausen
Area
 • Total760.27 km2 (293.54 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2020)[1]
 • Total613,599
 • Density810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationRE
Websitehttp://www.kreis-recklinghausen.de

Recklinghausen (IPA: [ʁɛklɪŋˈhaʊzən]) is a Kreis (district) in the middle of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The coat of arms show a silver nettle leaf on green ground - the sign of the Herrlichkeit Lembeck, an Amt in the church-run state of Münster in the Recklinghausen area. The black cross is the sign of the bishops of Cologne who owned a big part of the district's area, the Vest Recklinghausen. The key inside the cross symbolizes St. Peter, the patron of Cologne.

Cities[change | change source]

  1. Castrop-Rauxel
  2. Datteln
  3. Dorsten
  4. Gladbeck
  1. Haltern am See
  2. Herten
  3. Marl
  4. Oer-Erkenschwick
  1. Recklinghausen
  2. Waltrop

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2020" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 21 June 2021.

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