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Encyclopedia > Wesel (district)
Wesel
Statistics
State: North Rhine-Westphalia
Capital: Wesel
Adm. Region: Düsseldorf
Area: 1,042.4 km²
Inhabitants: 476,240 (2001)
pop. density: 465 inh./km²
Car identification: WES
Homepage: http://www.kreis-wesel.de
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Map of North Rhine-Westphalia highlighting the district Wesel

Wesel is a Kreis (district) in the norther-western part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Neighboring districts are Borken, Recklinghausen, district-free cities Bottrop, Oberhausen, Duisburg and Krefeld, districts Viersen, Cleves.

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History

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


Geography

The main river through the district in the Rhine.


Coat of arms

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 color as well as the tree was chosen to show that a lot of nature is still in its natural state. The coat of arms was granted in 1978.

Towns and municipalities

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

External links

  • Official website (http://www.kreis-wesel.de) (German)


Rural and urban districts in North Rhine-Westphalia

Aachen (town) | Aachen (district) | Bielefeld | Bochum | Bonn | Borken | Bottrop | Cleves (Kleve) | Coesfeld | Cologne (Köln) | Dortmund | Duisburg | Düren | Düsseldorf | Ennepe-Ruhr | Essen | Euskirchen | Gelsenkirchen | Gütersloh | Hagen | Hamm | Heinsberg | Herford | Herne | Hochsauerland | Höxter | Krefeld | Leverkusen | Lippe | Märkischer Kreis | Mettmann | Minden-Lübbecke | Mönchengladbach | Mülheim | Münster | Neuss | Oberbergischer Kreis | Oberhausen | Olpe | Paderborn | Recklinghausen | Remscheid | Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis | Rhein-Erft-Kreis | Rhein-Sieg | Siegen-Wittgenstein | Soest | Solingen | Steinfurt | Unna | Viersen | Warendorf | Wesel | Wuppertal

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Wesel (district) (116 words)
Wesel is a Kreis (district) in the norther-western part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Neighboring districts are Borken, Recklinghausen, district-free cities Bottrop, Oberhausen, Duisburg and Krefeld, districts Viersen, Cleves.
The district was created in 1975 by merging the previous districts Dinslaken, Moers and Rees, which were created back in 1816 when the area became part of Prussia.
Viersen (district) (192 words)
Viersen is a Kreis (district) in the west of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Neighboring districts are Cleves, Wesel, district-free Krefeld, Neuss, district-free Mönchengladbach, Heinsberg and the dutch province Limburg.
The district is located in the lowlands between the Rhine and the Meuse river.
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