Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis

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Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis
Destrict
Kintra Banner o Germany Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalie
Adm. region Cologne
Caipital Bergisch Gladbach
Area
 • Total 437.64 km2 (168.97 sq mi)
Population (31 Dizember 2012)[1]
 • Total 277,997
 • Density 640/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration GL
Website http://www.rbk-online.de

The Rheinisch-Bergische Kreis is a Kreis (destrict) in the Cologne/Bonn Region o North Rhine-Westphalie, Germany. Neebourin are the destricts Oberbergischer Kreis an Rhein-Sieg-Kreis, an the destrict-free ceeties Cologne, Leverkusen, Solingen an Remscheid.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The aurie o the Bergisches Land belangit tae the earldom Berg for maist o medieval times, an still gives the destrict its name.

In 1816 efter the whole Rhineland aurie did come tae Proushie the destricts o Wipperfürth, Mülheim, Lennep, Opladen an Solingen wur creatit on the aurie nou covered bi the destrict. In 1819 Opladen an Solingen wur mergit intaea bigger Solingen destrict. In 1929 a new Rhein-Wupper destrict wis creatit, while several municipalities wur incorporatit intae the ceeties Wuppertal, Remscheid an Solingen. 1932 the destricts Mülheim an Wipperfürth wur mergit tae form the auld Rheinisch-Bergische Kreis. Feenally, in 1975 maist aurie o the twa destricts Rhein-Wupper an Rheinisch-Bergisch was mergit tae form the current destrict.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

The destrict form the wastren pairt o the Bergisches Land, whaur the hills o the Sauerland descend intae the Rhine valley.

Coat o airms[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coat of arms The top pairt o the coat o airms show the geographical location o the destrict near the Rhine Valley - the silver baund seembolizit the Rhine river. This seembol comes frae the coat o airms o the umwhile Proushie province Rhineland. In the left side the double bars are thocht tae seembolize a castle, they wur uised bi the earls o Berg aroond 1100. When in 1225 the dukes o Limburg did tak ower they introduce their sign, the red lion wi a blue tongue, intae the coat o airms o the earldom.

Ceeties an municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Municipalities in GL.svg
Ceeties Municipalities
  1. Bergisch Gladbach
  2. Burscheid
  3. Leichlingen
  1. Overath
  2. Rösrath
  3. Wermelskirchen
  1. Kürten
  2. Odenthal

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