|Coordinates: Coordinates: 50°55′N 8°10′E / 50.92°N 8.17°E|
|• Total||1,131.47 km2 (436.86 sq mi)|
(31 December 2021)
|• Density||240/km2 (630/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
Siegen-Wittgenstein is a landkreis (rural district or county) in the southeast of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
History[change | change source]
In 1816 – 17 the two districts of Siegen and Wittgenstein were made as parts of the Prussian province of Westphalia. In 1974 the two districts were merged, and in 1984 the district changed its name to Siegen-Wittgenstein.
Coat of arms[change | change source]
On the coat of arms, the two upper sections show, to the right, the arms of the Dukes of Nassau, who founded Siegen, and to the left, those of the Counts of Sayn-Wittgenstein. At the bottom a miner's lamp and a coppicing hook are pictured, to remember the mining and charcoal-burning history of the district.
Towns and municipalities[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2021" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 20 June 2022.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official webpage (in German)
- History and genealogy for Wittgenstein Archived 2008-02-22 at the Wayback Machine