Rhein-Sieg-Kreis

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Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
Flag of Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
Coat of arms of Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
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Coordinates: 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 2016)[1]
 • Total597,854
 • Density520/km2 (1,300/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.

History[change | change source]

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[change | change source]

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[change | change source]

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[change | change source]

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

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