Kleve or Kreis Kleve (Cleves in umwhile Inglis uise) is a Kreis (local-govrenment destrict) in northwastren North Rhine-Westphalie, Germany. Neeebourin destricts are Borken, Wesel, an Viersen in Germany, an the Dutch provinces o Limburg an Gelderland.

Kleve (Cleves)
North rhine w KLE.svg
Kintra Germany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalie
Adm. regionDüsseldorf
CaipitalKleve (Cleves)
 • Total1,232.15 km2 (475.74 sq mi)
 (31 Dizember 2015)[1]
 • Tot310,337
 • Density250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationKLE


The destrict in its present borders wis creatit in 1975 when the umwhile destrict o Kleve an Geldern wis mergit wi the Rees Destrict touns o Emmerich an Rees an the Moers Destrict municipality o Rheurdt.

The twa precursor destricts haed been creatit in 1816 when the whole o the Rhineland became a province o Prussia. Territorially they corresponded roughly tae the historic duchies o Cleves an Guelders.


The district is located in the lower valley of the Rhine, in the region where that river flows into the Netherlands.

Coat o airmsEedit

The coat o airms, which wis grantit in 1983, combines the shields o the twa constituent duchies.

The dexter side depicts the emblem o the dukes o Cleves: On a red (gules) field a white (argent) escutcheon (shield shape) wi an aichtfauld fleur-de-lys (escarbuncle/metal shield reinforcement). The sinister side shows a gowden (or) lion (in rampant position) on a blue (azure) field (backgrund): the emblem o the dukes o Geldern.

Touns an municipalitiesEedit

Towns (Städte) Municipalities (Gemeinden)
  1. Emmerich
  2. Geldern
  3. Goch
  4. Kalkar
  5. Kevelaer
  6. Kleve (Cleves)
  7. Rees
  8. Straelen
  1. Bedburg-Hau
  2. Issum
  3. Kerken
  4. Kranenburg
  5. Rheurdt
  6. Uedem
  7. Wachtendonk
  8. Weeze

See an awEedit


  1. "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 18 July 2016.

Freemit airtinsEedit

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