Düren (destrict)

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Düren
Coat o airms o Düren
Coat o airms
North rhine w DN.svg
Kintra Germany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalie
Adm. regionCologne
Foondit1972
CaipitalDüren
Area
 • Total941.15 km2 (363.38 sq mi)
Population
 (31 Dizember 2015)[1]
 • Tot262,828
 • Density280/km2 (720/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationDN
Wabsteidhttp://www.kreis-dueren.de

Düren is a Kreis (destrict) in the wast o North Rhine-Westphalie, Germany. Neebourin destricts are Heinsberg, Neuss, Rhein-Erft-Kreis, Euskirchen an Aachen.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The destrict wis creatit in 1972 bi mergin the umwhile destricts o Jülich an Düren. Baith destricts date back tae 1816 when the new Proushie province Rhineland wis created. Afore the Napoleonic Wars aw o the aurie belangit tae the duchy o Jülich.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Geografically it covers baith the lawlands o the Niederrheinische Bucht as well as the hills o the Eifel. The destrict haes rich lignite (broun coal) deposits, which is uised in open pit minin. Anither big industrie is paper production, which dates back tae the seicont pairt o the 16t century. The main river in the destrict is the Rur.

Coat o airms[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coat of arms The coat o airms shows the lion frae the ceety o Jülich in the upper pairt. In the bottom it haes a paper roll wi the caipital letter D for Düren, acause the paper industrie haes lang history. The coat o airms wur grantit in 1942.

Touns an municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Touns Municipalities
  1. Düren
  2. Heimbach
  3. Jülich
  4. Linnich
  5. Nideggen
  1. Aldenhoven
  2. Hürtgenwald
  3. Inden
  4. Kreuzau
  5. Langerwehe
  1. Merzenich
  2. Niederzier
  3. Nörvenich
  4. Titz
  5. Vettweiß

Sister Coonty[eedit | eedit soorce]

Düren haes a pairtnership wi Dorchester Coonty in Maryland.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Media relatit tae Kreis Düren at Wikimedia Commons