Mettmann (destrict)

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Mettmann
Destrict
Kintra Banner o Germany Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalie
Adm. region Düsseldorf
Caipital Mettmann
Area
 • Total 407.09 km2 (157.18 sq mi)
Population (31 Dizember 2012)[1]
 • Total 477,397
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration ME
Website www.kreis-mettmann.de

Mettmann is a Kreis (destrict) in the middle o North Rhine-Westphalie, Germany. Neebourin are the Ennepe-Ruhr an the destrict-free ceeties Wuppertal, Solingen, Düsseldorf, Duisburg, Mülheim, Essen. It is the maist densely populatit rural destrict in Germany; it borders Düsseldorf Internaitional Airport in the northwastren destrict borders, on the ceety limits o Ratingen, an is near Cologne Bonn Airport an aw. It wis namit efter Mettmann, its destrict seat.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

In the 12t century the aurie o the day's destrict became the property o the earldom Berg. When Napoleon I occupeed the aurie in 1792 it became a canton in the arrondissement Düsseldorf.

Efter the Congress o Vienna the aurie went tae Proushie in 1816 as pairt o the province Westphalie, an the first destrict Mettmann wis creatit. This destrict wis mergit frae 1820 till 1861 wi the destrict Elberfeld, which then became a ceety in its awn richt, nou it's pairt o Wuppertal. In 1877 the admeenistrative seat wis muivit tae Vohwinkel. In 1929 mair o the aurie wis given ower tae Wuppertal, an the destrict wis mergit wi the destrict Düsseldorf (Landkreis, excludin the ceety itsel), tae form the destrict Düsseldorf-Mettmann, wi admeenistrative seat in Düsseldorf. In 1952 the seat went back tae Mettmann, an efter the last reorganization o 1975/76 the destrict got back the auld name. The ceeties Langenfeld an Monheim wur includit intae the destrict then, while Kettwig became pairt o the ceety Essen.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

The destrict Mettmann is locatit juist sooth o the Ruhr, next tae the big ceety o Düsseldorf.

Points o interest[eedit | eedit soorce]

Maist famous is the valley o the sma river Düssel, the Neanderthal, whaur the fossils o the human species Neanderthals wur first foond.

Coat of arms[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coat o airms The red lion wi the blue tongue is the sign o the earldom Berg. In the black border it haes the seembols for the twa maist important industries o the destrict - the production o locks, an agricultur. The coat o airms wis designed in 1936 bi the painter an herald Pagenstecher frae Düsseldorf.

Touns an municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Erkrath
  2. Haan
  3. Heiligenhaus
  4. Hilden
  5. Langenfeld
  1. Mettmann
  2. Monheim am Rhein
  3. Ratingen
  4. Velbert
  5. Wülfrath

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