Heinsberg (destrict)

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Heinsberg
Destrict
Kintra Banner o Germany Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalie
Adm. region Cologne
Caipital Heinsberg
Area
 • Total 627.7 km2 (242.4 sq mi)
Population (31 Dizember 2012)[1]
 • Total 247,827
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration HS
Website http://www.kreis-heinsberg.de

Heinsberg is a Kreis (destrict) in the wast o North Rhine-Westphalie, Germany. Neebourin destricts are Viersen, district-free city Mönchengladbach, Neuss, Düren and Aachen, an the Dutch province o Limburg an aw.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The aurie fell tae Proushie in 1815, which in 1816 creatit the three destricts Heinsberg, Erkelenz and Geilenkirchen. In 1932 the destricts Heinsberg an Geilenkirchen wur mergit, an in 1972 the Erkelenz destrict was mergit as well. In 1975 the destrict got its present size when the municipality Niederkrüchten wis muivit tae the destrict Viersen.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Geografically it covers the lawlands o the Niederrheinische Bucht.

Rivers[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coat o airms[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coat of arms The coat of arms show two lions in the top part, in the left the silver lion of the city and the dukes of Heinsberg, in the right the black lion on yellow ground of the duchy of Jülich. The bottom part derives from the coat of arms of the former district Erkelenz, the fleur-de-lis from the city of Erkelenz represent the Maria-abbey in Aachen, and the blue flax flower in the middle remembers the old tradition of flax and linen trading in Erkelenz.

Touns an municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Erkelenz
  2. Geilenkirchen
  3. Heinsberg
  4. Hückelhoven
  5. Übach-Palenberg
  6. Wassenberg
  7. Wegberg
  1. Gangelt
  2. Selfkant
  3. Waldfeucht

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Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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