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.
|• Total||1,042.4 km2 (402.5 sq mi)|
(31 December 2019)
|• Density||440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
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.
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
- "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2019" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
Media related to Kreis Wesel at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (German)