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Cleves (Kleve)
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State: North Rhine-Westphalia
Capital: Cleves (Kleve)
Adm. Region: Düsseldorf
Area: 1,232.15 km²
Inhabitants: 302,946 (2001)
pop. density: 244 inh./km²
Car identification: KLE
Homepage: http://www.kreis-kleve.de
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Cleves (Kleve in German and these days also usually in English) is a Kreis (local-government district) in northwestern North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Neighbouring districts are Borken, Wesel, and Viersen in Germany, and the Dutch provinces of Limburg and Gelderland. Germany is a federation of 16 states commonly called Länder (singular Land, which may be translated as country) or officially Bundesländer (singular Bundesland, German federal state). ... North Rhine-Westphalia (German: Nordrhein-Westfalen) is the largest in population (though only fourth in area) among Germanys 16 federal states. ... Map of Germany showing Cleves Cleves (in German Kleve, sometimes used in English as well; Dutch: Kleef) is a city in the north-west of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany, near the Dutch border and the river Rhine, at 51°47′ N 6°11′ E. Population: 49,398 (2002), Area... A Regierungsbezirk is an administrative region of Germany, a subdivision of certain federal states (Bundesländer). ... Düsseldorf is one of the five Regierungsbezirke of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, located in the north-west of the country. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Population density can be used as a measurement of any tangible item. ... Image File history File links Map of North rhine westphalia highlighting Cleves district Based on the templates at Wikipedia:WikiProject German districts/Maptemplates File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... There are 439 German districts, administrative units in Germany. ... North Rhine-Westphalia (German: Nordrhein-Westfalen) is the largest in population (though only fourth in area) among Germanys 16 federal states. ... Borken is a Kreis (district) in the northwestern part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Wesel is a Kreis (district) in the norther-western part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Viersen is a Kreis (district) in the west of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Limburg is the southern-most of the twelve provinces of the Netherlands, located in the south-east of the country. ... Capital Arnhem Queens Commissioner Jan Kamminga Area  - Total  - % water 2nd 5137 km²  ?% Population  - Total (2004)  - Density 4th 1,966,929 379/km² Anthem Ons Gelderland For the historical duchy also called Gelderland, see Guelders Gelderland (English also Guelders) is a province of the Netherlands, located in the central eastern...

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History

The district in its present borders was created in 1975 when the former district of Kleve and Geldern was merged with the Rees District towns of Emmerich and Rees and the Moers District municipality of Rheurdt. 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Rees can refer to the following: Sir Martin Rees is the British Astronomer Royal Rees is a Family Surname (also see www. ...


The two precursor districts had been created in 1816 when the whole of the Rhineland became a province of Prussia. Territorially they corresponded roughly to the historic duchies of Cleves and Guelders. 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The coat of arms of the Kingdom of Prussia, 1701-1918 The word Prussia (German: Preußen or Preussen, Polish: Prusy, Lithuanian: Prūsai, Latin: Borussia) has had various (often contradictory) meanings: The land of the Baltic Prussians (in what is now parts of southern Lithuania, the Kaliningrad exclave of... The Duchy of Cleves (Herzogtum Kleve) was a state of the Holy Roman Empire in present Germany (part of North Rhine-Westphalia) and the Netherlands (parts of Limburg, Noord-Brabant and Gelderland). ... For the present province also called Guelders in English, see Gelderland. ...


Geography

The district is located in the lower valley of the Rhine, in the region where that river flows into the Netherlands.


Coat of arms

Coat of arms The coat of arms, which was granted in 1983, combines the shields of the two constituent duchies.

The left half depicts the emblem of the dukes of Cleves: a white escutcheon with an eight-fold fleur-de-lys. The right half shows a golden lion on a blue ground: the emblem of the dukes of Geldern. Image File history File links Coat of arms of the Kleve district File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Emmerich
  2. Geldern
  3. Goch
  4. Kalkar
  5. Kevelaer
  6. Cleves (Kleve)
  7. Rees
  8. Straelen
  1. Bedburg-Hau
  2. Issum
  3. Kerken
  4. Kranenburg
  5. Rheurdt
  6. Uedem
  7. Wachtendonk
  8. Weeze

Goch is a city in Germany, near the border with the Netherlands. ... Kevelaer is a town in the district of Cleves (Kleve) in Germany with 27,624 inhabitants. ... Map of Germany showing Cleves Cleves (in German Kleve, sometimes used in English as well; Dutch: Kleef) is a city in the north-west of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany, near the Dutch border and the river Rhine, at 51°47′ N 6°11′ E. Population: 49,398 (2002), Area... Kranenburg is the name of Kranenburg (Niederrhein), municipality in the district Cleves, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Kranenburg (Oste), municipality in the district Stade, Lower Saxony, Germany. ...

External links

  • Official website (German)
  • CityMap of Cleves from R24.


Flag of North Rhine-Westphalia

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