Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis

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Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis
Flag of Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis
Coat of arms of Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis
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Coordinates: Coordinates: 51°01′N 7°12′E / 51.017°N 7.200°E / 51.017; 7.200
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. regionCologne
CapitalBergisch Gladbach
 • Total437.64 km2 (168.97 sq mi)
 (31 December 2020)[1]
 • Total283,275
 • Density650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationGL

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

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The top part of the coat of arms shows the location of the district near the Rhine valley. The silver band symbolized the Rhine river. This symbol comes from the coat of arms of the former Prussian province Rhineland. In the left side, the double bars are thought to symbolize a castle; they were used by the earls of Berg at around 1100. In 1225, when the dukes of Limburg did take over, they introduced their sign, the red lion with a blue tongue, into the coat of arms of the earldom.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bergisch Gladbach
  2. Burscheid
  3. Leichlingen
  1. Overath
  2. Rösrath
  3. Wermelskirchen
  1. Kürten
  2. Odenthal

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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