Viersen (destrict)

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Viersen
Destrict
Kintra  Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalie
Adm. region Düsseldorf
Caipital Viersen
Area
 • Total 563.29 km2 (217.49 sq mi)
Population (31 Dizember 2013)[1]
 • Total 294,921
 • Density 520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration VIE
Website http://www.kreis-viersen.de

Viersen is a Kreis (destrict) in the wast o North Rhine-Westphalie, Germany. Neebourin districts are Cleves, Wesel, destrict-free Krefeld, Neuss, destrict-free Mönchengladbach, Heinsberg an the Dutch province o Limburg.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 1816, the new Proushie govrenment creatit the destrict o Kempen. Oreeginally belangin tae the Regierungsbezirk Kleve, it wis dissolvit in 1822, an syne then haes belangit tae Düsseldorf. In 1929 the destrict wis enlairgit significantly an renamit Kempen-Krefeld.

In 1975 the destrict again chyngit its borders an wis renamit Viersen even though Kempen remained the caipital. Viersen ceety replacit Kempen as the caipital in 1984.

Twin ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

The destrict Viersen haes been twinned wi:

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

The district is located in the lowlands between the Rhine and the Meuse river. Highest elevation is at Süchtelner Höhen with 90.7 m, with the lowest at Pielbruch with 28.6 m.

Coat of arms[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coat of arms At the top of the coat of arms is the black cross of the Cologne bishops, as the district used to belong to the clerical state Cologne. The golden lion on blue ground is the symbol of the duchy of Guelders; the black lion on golden ground the symbol of the duchy of Jülich.

Touns an municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

district-depending municipalities
16.211 inhabitants
15.929 inhabitants
15.457 inhabitants
19.279 inhabitants
medium district-depending cities
36.323 inhabitants
42.434 inhabitants
30.238 inhabitants
51.939 inhabitants
large district-depending cities
76.330 inhabitants

based on data from: 31. December 2005>

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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