Neuss is a Kreis (district) in the west of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Nearby are the urban districts Mönchengladbach, Krefeld, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Cologne, the districts Rhein-Erft-Kreis, Düren, Heinsberg and the district Viersen.

Rhein-Kreis Neuss
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. regionDüsseldorf
CapitalNeuss
Area
 • Total576.46 km2 (222.57 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2018)[1]
 • Total451,007
 • Density780/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationNE
Websitehttp://www.kreis-neuss.de

HistoryEdit

In 1816 the districts Grevenbroich and Neuss were created when the whole area became part of Prussia. The city Neuss left the district in 1913 to become an urban district. In 1929 the two districts were merged into the new district Grevenbroich-Neuss, which was renamed to Grevenbroich in 1946. In 1975 the urban district of Neuss lost its independent status and was merged into the Grevenbroich district, which was renamed to Kreis Neuss to represent the new administrative seat. On May 26, 2003 it changed its name, and is now officially called Rhein-Kreis Neuss.

GeographyEdit

The main rivers of the district is the Rhine which forms most of the north-eastern border of the district, as well as the Erft. In the southern part of the district are big open pit Lignite (brown coal) mines.

Coat of armsEdit

  The coat of arms was continued from the district Grevenbroich. The lion in the right side comes from the city of Jülich. The black cross in the left comes from the Cologne coat of arms. Both the bishops of Cologne as well as the dukes of Jülich owned land of the Neuss district.

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

 
Towns and municipalities in Rhein-Kreis Neuss
Towns Municipalities
  1. Neuss
  2. Grevenbroich
  3. Dormagen
  1. Meerbusch
  2. Kaarst
  3. Korschenbroich
  1. Jüchen
  2. Rommerskirchen

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.

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