Wesel (German pronunciation: [ˈveːzəl]) is a Kreis (destrict) in the northwastren pairt o North Rhine-Westphalie, Germany. Neighborin destricts are Borken, Recklinghausen, destrict-free ceeties Bottrop, Oberhausen, Duisburg an Krefeld, destricts Viersen, Cleves.

Wesel
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Kintra Germany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalie
Adm. regionDüsseldorf
CaipitalWesel
Area
 • Total1,042.4 km2 (402.5 sq mi)
Population
 (31 Dizember 2015)[1]
 • Tot462,664
 • Density440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationWES
Wabsteidhttp://www.kreis-wesel.de

HistoryEedit

The destrict wis creatit in 1975 bi mergin umwhile destricts Dinslaken, Moers an Rees, which wur aw creatit in 1816 whan the aurie became pairt o Proushie.

GeografieEedit

The main river throu the destrict is the River Rhine.

Coat o airmsEedit

  The coat o airms shaw a willow tree wi 13 branches representin the 13 municipalities an ceeties in the destrict. The green colour as well as the tree wis chosen tae shaw that the ceety is surroondit bi a green belt. The coat o airms wis grantit in 1978.

Touns an municipalitiesEedit

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

ReferencesEedit

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

Freemit airtinsEedit

  Media relatit tae Kreis Wesel at Wikimedia Commons

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