Bernkastel-Wittlich (German: Landkreis Bernkastel-Wittlich) is a district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Vulkaneifel, Cochem-Zell, Rhein-Hunsrück, Birkenfeld, Trier-Saarburg and Bitburg-Prüm.

Bernkastel-Wittlich
Coat of arms of Bernkastel-Wittlich
Coat of arms
Rhineland-Palatinate WIL.svg
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
CapitalWittlich
Area
 • Total1,168 km2 (451 sq mi)
Population
(31 December 2017)[1]
 • Total112,134
 • Density96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationWIL, BKS
Websitebernkastel-wittlich.de

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HistoryEdit

The district was established in 1969 by merging the former districts of Bernkastel and Wittlich.

GeographyEdit

The district is situated on both banks of the Moselle, which crosses the territory from southwest to northeast. The country rises to the Eifel in the north and the Hunsrück in the south. A great number of tributaries rise in the Eifel and flow into the Moselle. In the very south of the district is the Erbeskopf (818 m), the highest peak in the Hunsrück and Rhineland-Palatinate.

Coat of armsEdit

 

The coat of arms displays:

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

Twin regionEdit

At one time, the Borough of Milton Keynes was the twinned region of the district of Bernkastel-Wittlich[ 1 ].

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2017 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2018.
  • ^ Kreis Bernkastel-Wittlich, Jahrbuch 1982 (page 23ff.), 1982

Coordinates: 49°59′13″N 6°53′23″E / 49.98694°N 6.88972°E / 49.98694; 6.88972