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Rhein-Sieg-Kreis

Coordinates: 50°45′N 7°15′E / 50.75°N 7.25°E / 50.75; 7.25
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Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
Flag of Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
Coat of arms of Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
Coordinates: 50°45′N 7°15′E / 50.75°N 7.25°E / 50.75; 7.25
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. regionCologne
CapitalSiegburg
Area
 • Total1,153.51 km2 (445.37 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2022)[1]
 • Total608,335
 • Density530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationSU
Websitehttp://www.rhein-sieg-kreis.de

The Rhein-Sieg-Kreis is a district in south North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It nearly completely surrounds the city of Bonn.

The district as known today was created in 1969, during the reorganization of the districts in North Rhine-Westphalia, by combining Sieg District with the Rural District of Bonn.

Coat of arms

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Coat of arms The red lion is the symbol of the dukes of Berg, who owned a large part of the district. The black cross in the shield is the symbol of Cologne, because another part of the district was owned by the bishops of Cologne. The yellow sword is the symbol of Saint Michael, the patron of the mighty Michaelsberg Abbey in Siegburg.

Towns and municipalities

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Towns Municipalities
  1. Bad Honnef
  2. Bornheim
  3. Hennef (Sieg)
  4. Königswinter
  5. Lohmar
  6. Meckenheim
  7. Niederkassel
  8. Rheinbach
  9. Sankt Augustin
  10. Siegburg
  11. Troisdorf
  1. Alfter
  2. Eitorf
  3. Much
  4. Neunkirchen-Seelscheid
  5. Ruppichteroth
  6. Swisttal
  7. Wachtberg
  8. Windeck

References

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  1. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2022 – Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes auf Basis des Zensus vom 9. Mai 2011" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 20 June 2023.

Other websites

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