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Wesel
Willibrordi-Dom in Wesel
Coat of arms Location
Administration
Country Flag of Germany Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Düsseldorf
District Wesel
Town subdivisions 5
Mayor Ulrike Westkamp (SPD)
Basic statistics
Area 122.617 km² (47.3 sq mi)
Elevation 23 m  (75 ft)
Population 61,432  (31/12/2006)
 - Density 501 /km² (1,298 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate WES
Postal codes 46483, 46485, 46487
Area codes 02 81
0 28 03 (Büderich)
0 28 59 (Bislich)
Website www.wesel.de

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Wesel (IPA: [ˈveːzəl]) is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is the capital of the Wesel district. Coat of arms Location Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2) Administration Country NUTS Region DEA Capital Düsseldorf Prime Minister Jürgen Rüttgers (CDU) Governing parties CDU / FDP Votes in Bundesrat 6 (from 69) Basic statistics Area  34,084 km² (13,160 sq mi) Population 18,033,000... Wesel is a Kreis (district) in the norther-western part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ...

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Geography

Wesel is situated at the point where the Lippe River empties into the Rhine. The Lippe is a river in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... For other uses, see Rhine (disambiguation). ...


Division of the town

Suburbs of Wesel include Lackhausen, Obrighoven, Ginderich, Büderich, Flüren and Blumenkamp.


History

The city originates from a Franconian manor that was first mentioned in the 8th century. In the 12th century, Wesel came into the possession of the Duke of Cleves. The city was given extensive privileges and became a member of the Hanseatic League during the 15th century. Within the Duchy of Cleves, Wesel was second only to Cologne in the lower Rhine region as an entrepôt. It was an important commercial centre: a clearing station for the transshipment and trading of goods. For other uses, see Franconia (disambiguation). ... (11th century - 12th century - 13th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 12th century was that century which lasted from 1101 to 1200. ... Carta marina of the Baltic Sea region (1539). ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... 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 other uses, see Cologne (disambiguation). ... An entrepôt is a trading centre, or simply a warehouse, where merchandise can be imported and exported without paying import duties, often at a profit. ... Transshipment is the shipment of goods to an intermediate destination, and then from there to yet another destination. ...


Wesel was inherited by the Hohenzollerns of the Margraviate of Brandenburg in 1609. Friedrich Wilhelm von Dossow was the Prussian Governor of Wesel during the 18th century. The city became part of the Prussian Rhine Province after the Napoleonic Wars. Hohenzollern redirects here. ... Coat of arms Capital Brandenburg Berlin (from 1417) Religion Roman Catholic Lutheran Calvinist Government Monarchy Margrave  - 1157–70 Albert I  - 1797–1806 Frederick William III History  - Margraviate established 3 October, 1157  - Electorate established 25 December 1356  - Brandenburg-Prussia 27 August 1618  - Kingdom of Prussia 1 January 1701  - Dissolution of the... Anthem Preußenlied, Heil dir im Siegerkranz (both unofficial) The Kingdom of Prussia at its greatest extent, at the time of the formation of the German Empire, 1871 Capital Berlin Government Monarchy King  - 1701 — 1713 Frederick I (first)  - 1888 — 1918 William II (last) Prime minister  - 1848 Adolf Heinrich von Arnim... The Rhineland (Rheinland in German) is the general name for the land on both sides of the river Rhine in the west of Germany. ... Combatants Austria[a] Portugal Prussia[a] Russia[b] Sicily[c] Sardinia  Spain[d]  Sweden[e] United Kingdom French Empire Holland[f] Italy Etruria[g] Naples[h] Duchy of Warsaw[i] Confederation of the Rhine[j] Bavaria Saxony Westphalia Württemberg Denmark-Norway[k] Commanders Archduke Charles Prince Schwarzenberg Karl Mack...

97% of Wesel was destroyed before it was finally taken by Allied troops in 1945
97% of Wesel was destroyed before it was finally taken by Allied troops in 1945

During World War II, Wesel became a target of the Allies particularly in its capacity as a strategic depot. On the 16, 17 and 19 February 1945, the town was attacked with impact and air-burst weapons and almost entirely destroyed. The Rhine and Lippe bridges were blown by the Wehrmacht; among others, on 10 March, the 1,950m long railway bridge, the last Rhine bridge remaining in German hands. On 23 March, Wesel came under the fire of over 3,000 guns when it was bombarded anew, in preparation for Operation Plunder. 97% of the town was destroyed before it was finally taken by Allied troops and the population had fallen from almost 25,000 in 1939 to 1,900 in May 1945.[1]. Image File history File links Wesel_1945. ... Image File history File links Wesel_1945. ... This article is about the independent states that comprised the Allies. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The German town of Wesel was devastated in Allied air raids during World War II. In March 1945, the city was attacked by Bomber command Group No. ... This article is about the independent states that comprised the Allies. ... A distribution center for a set of products is a warehouse or other specialized building with refrigeration or air conditioning which is stocked with products to be re-distributed to retailers or wholesalers. ... For other uses, see Rhine (disambiguation). ... This article is about the district Lippe. ... The straight-armed Balkenkreuz, a stylized version of the Iron Cross, the emblem of the Wehrmacht. ... is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... During World War II, Operation Plunder was the crossing of the Rhine river at Rees, Wesel and south of the Lippe Canal by the British Second Army, under Lieutenant-General Miles C Dempsey, and the US Ninth Army, under Lieutenant-General William H Simpson. ...


Wesel became part of the new state North Rhine-Westphalia in 1946 after the war. Coat of arms Location Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2) Administration Country NUTS Region DEA Capital Düsseldorf Prime Minister Jürgen Rüttgers (CDU) Governing parties CDU / FDP Votes in Bundesrat 6 (from 69) Basic statistics Area  34,084 km² (13,160 sq mi) Population 18,033,000...


Politics

Wesel's mayors:

  • 1808–1814: Johann Hermann Westermann
  • 1814–1840: Christian Adolphi
  • 1841–1862: Franz Luck
  • 1863–1870: Wilhelm Otto van Calker
  • 1870–1881: Carl Friedrich August von Albert
  • 1881–1891: Caspar Baur
  • 1891–1902: Josef Fluthgraf (1896 Oberbürgermeister)
  • 1903–1931: Ludwig Poppelbaum
  • 1931–1933: Emil Nohl
  • 1933–1945: Otto Borgers

Since 1945:

  • 1945: Jean Groos
  • 1945: Wilhelm Groos
  • 1946–1947: Anton Ebert (CDU)
  • 1947–1948: Paul Körner (CDU)
  • 1948–1952: Ewald Fournell (CDU)
  • 1952–1956: Helmut Berckel (CDU)
  • 1956–1966: Kurt Kräcker (SPD)
  • 1967–1969: Willi Nakaten (SPD)
  • 1969–1979: Günther Detert (CDU)
  • 1979–1984: Wilhelm Schneider (SPD)
  • 1984–1989: Volker Haubitz (CDU)
  • 1989–1994: Wilhelm Schneider (SPD)
  • 1994–1999: Bernhard Gründken (SPD)
  • 1999–2004: Jörn Schroh (CDU)
  • since 2004: Ulrike Westkamp (SPD)

Twin Towns

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Buildings and places of interest in Wesel

  • Berliner Tor
  • Willibrordi-Dom (Cathedral)
  • Zitadelle Wesel (Citadel)
  • Broadcasting Mast Wesel, one of Germany's tallest constructions

The FM and TV-mast Wesel is a 320 metre high guyed steel framework radio mast of the German Telecom Inc. ...

People born in Wesel

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Miscellaneous

One of Germany's highest radio masts is situated in the district of Büderich on the left bank of the Rhine. It measures 320.08 metres. The FM and TV-mast Wesel is a 320 metre high guyed steel framework radio mast of the German Telecom Inc. ...

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Footnotes

  1. ^ RAF campaign diary March 1944 — see the entry for March 2324 March 1945

is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ...

External links

  • Official site (German)
Wesel is a Kreis (district) in the norther-western part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Alpen is a village in the Kreis (District) Wesel, North Rhine Westphalia, Germany. ... Dinslaken is an industrial city in the district of Wesel, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Hamminkeln is a town and a municipality in the district of Wesel, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Hünxe is a village and a municipality in the district of Wesel, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Old and new in Kamp-Lintfort Kamp-Lintfort is a town and municipality in Wesel District in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Moers (in older texts also Mörs or Meurs) is a city (population about 108,000 in 2003) in western Germany. ... Neukirchen-Vluyn (Vluyn pronounced ) is a town and a municipality in the district of Wesel, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Rheinberg is a town and a municipality in the district of Wesel, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Schermbeck is a village in the district of Wesel, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Sonsbeck is a village in the district of Wesel, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Voerde is a town and a municipality in the district of Wesel, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Xanten (IPA: ) is a historic town in the North Rhine-Westphalia state of Germany, located in the district of Wesel. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

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Wesel - LoveToKnow 1911 (357 words)
WESEL, a fortress town of Germany, in the Prussian province of Westphalia at the confluence of the Rhine and the Lippe, 46 m.
Wesel carries on a considerable trade in grain, timber, colonial goods, tobacco, andc., facilitated by new harbour accommodation and wharves at the mouth of the Lippe.
Wesel, formerly known as Lippemiinde, was one of the points from which Charlemagne directed his operations against the heathen Saxons.
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