Wesel (destrict)

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Wesel
Destrict
Kintra Banner o Germany Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalie
Adm. region Düsseldorf
Caipital Wesel
Area
 • Total 1,042.4 km2 (402.5 sq mi)
Population (31 Dizember 2012)[1]
 • Total 458,329
 • Density 440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration WES
Website http://www.kreis-wesel.de

Wesel (German pronunciation: [ˈveːzəl]) is a Kreis (destrict) in the northwastren pairt o North Rhine-Westphalie, Germany. Neighborin destricts are Borken, Recklinghausen, destrict-free ceeties Bottrop, Oberhausen, Duisburg an Krefeld, destricts Viersen, Cleves.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The destrict wis creatit in 1975 bi mergin umwhile destricts Dinslaken, Moers an Rees, which wur aw creatit in 1816 when the aurie became pairt o Proushie.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

The main river through the destrict is the River Rhine.

Coat o airms[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coat o airms The coat o airms show a willow tree wi 13 branches representin the 13 municipalities an ceeties in the destrict. The green color as well as the tree wis chosen tae show that the ceety is surroondit bi a green belt. The coat o airms wis grantit in 1978.

Touns an municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Dinslaken
  2. Hamminkeln
  3. Kamp-Lintfort
  4. Moers
  5. Neukirchen-Vluyn
  6. Rheinberg
  7. Voerde
  8. Wesel
  9. Xanten
  1. Alpen
  2. Hünxe
  3. Schermbeck
  4. Sonsbeck

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Media relatit tae Kreis Wesel at Wikimedie Commons

Coordinates: 51°40′N 6°40′E / 51.67°N 6.67°E / 51.67; 6.67