Wesel (district)

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Wesel
Flag of Wesel
Coat of arms of Wesel
North rhine w wes grey.png
Coordinates: Coordinates: 51°40′N 6°40′E / 51.67°N 6.67°E / 51.67; 6.67
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. regionDüsseldorf
CapitalWesel
Area
 • Total1,042.4 km2 (402.5 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2016)[1]
 • Total461,715
 • Density440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationWES
Websitehttp://www.kreis-wesel.de

Wesel (IPA: [ˈveːzəl]) is a Kreis (district) in the northwestern part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

History[change | change source]

The district was created in 1975 by merging old districts of Dinslaken, Moers and Rees, which were all created in 1816 when the area became part of Prussia.

Geography[change | change source]

The main river through the district is the River Rhine.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The coat of arms show a willow tree with 13 branches representing the 13 municipalities and cities in the district. The green colour as well as the tree was chosen to show that the city is surrounded by a green belt. The coat of arms was granted in 1978.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Dinslaken
  2. Hamminkeln
  3. Kamp-Lintfort
  4. Moers
  5. Neukirchen-Vluyn
  6. Rheinberg
  7. Voerde
  8. Wesel
  9. Xanten
  1. Alpen
  2. Hünxe
  3. Schermbeck
  4. Sonsbeck

References[change | change source]

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

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