Düren (destrict)

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Coat of arms
Kintra Banner o Germany Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalie
Adm. region Cologne
Foondit 1972
Caipital Düren
 • Total 941.15 km2 (363.38 sq mi)
Population (31 Dizember 2013)[1]
 • Total 258,385
 • Density 270/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration DN
Website http://www.kreis-dueren.de

Düren is a Kreis (destrict) in the wast o North Rhine-Westphalie, Germany. Neebourin destricts are Heinsberg, Neuss, Rhein-Erft-Kreis, Euskirchen an Aachen.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The destrict wis creatit in 1972 bi mergin the umwhile destricts o Jülich an Düren. Baith destricts date back tae 1816 when the new Proushie province Rhineland wis created. Afore the Napoleonic Wars aw o the aurie belangit tae the duchy o Jülich.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Geografically it covers baith the lawlands o the Niederrheinische Bucht as well as the hills o the Eifel. The destrict haes rich lignite (broun coal) deposits, which is uised in open pit minin. Anither big industrie is paper production, which dates back tae the seicont pairt o the 16t century. The main river in the destrict is the Rur.

Coat o airms[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coat of arms The coat o airms shows the lion frae the ceety o Jülich in the upper pairt. In the bottom it haes a paper roll wi the caipital letter D for Düren, acause the paper industrie haes lang history. The coat o airms wur grantit in 1942.

Touns an municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Touns Municipalities
  1. Düren
  2. Heimbach
  3. Jülich
  4. Linnich
  5. Nideggen
  1. Aldenhoven
  2. Hürtgenwald
  3. Inden
  4. Kreuzau
  5. Langerwehe
  1. Merzenich
  2. Niederzier
  3. Nörvenich
  4. Titz
  5. Vettweiß

Sister Coonty[eedit | eedit soorce]

Düren haes a pairtnership wi Dorchester Coonty in Maryland.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Media relatit tae Kreis Düren at Wikimedie Commons