Wesel (district)

Wesel (German pronunciation: [ˈveːzəl]) is a Kreis (district) in the northwestern part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Neighboring districts are Borken, Recklinghausen, district-free cities Bottrop, Oberhausen, Duisburg and Krefeld, districts Viersen, Cleves.

Wesel
Kreishaus Wesel.jpg
Coat of arms of Wesel
Coat of arms
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. regionDüsseldorf
Founded1975
CapitalWesel
Area
 • Total1,042.4 km2 (402.5 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2019)[1]
 • Total459,976
 • Density440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationWES,DIN,MO
Websitewww.kreis-wesel.de

HistoryEdit

The district was created in 1975 by merging former districts Dinslaken, Moers and Rees, which were all created in 1816 when the area became part of Prussia. Its capital is Wesel, its most populated city is Moers.

GeographyEdit

The main river through the district is the Rhine.

Coat of armsEdit

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 the city is surrounded by a green belt. The coat of arms was granted in 1978.

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

 
Towns and municipalities in Kreis Wesel
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2019" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 17 June 2020.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Kreis Wesel at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 51°40′N 6°40′E / 51.67°N 6.67°E / 51.67; 6.67