Heinsberg (destrict)

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Kintra Germany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalie
Adm. regionCologne
 • Total627.7 km2 (242.4 sq mi)
 (31 Dizember 2015)[1]
 • Tot252,527
 • Density400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationHS

Heinsberg is a Kreis (destrict) in the wast o North Rhine-Westphalie, Germany. Neebourin destricts are Viersen, destrict-free ceety Mönchengladbach, Neuss, Düren an Aachen, an the Dutch province o Limburg an aw.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The aurie fell tae Proushie in 1815, which in 1816 creatit the three destricts Heinsberg, Erkelenz an Geilenkirchen. In 1932 the destricts Heinsberg an Geilenkirchen wur mergit, an in 1972 the Erkelenz destrict wis mergit as well. In 1975 the destrict got its present size when the municipality Niederkrüchten wis muivit tae the destrict Viersen.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Geografically it covers the lawlands o the Niederrheinische Bucht.

Rivers[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coat o airms[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coat of arms The coat of arms shaw twa lions in the tap pairt, in the left the siller lion o the ceety an the dukes of Heinsberg, in the right the black lion on yellae grund o the duchy of Jülich. The bottom pairt derives frae the coat of arms o the umwhile destrict Erkelenz, the fleur-de-lis frae the ceety of Erkelenz represent the Maria-abbey in Aachen, an the blue flax flouer in the middle remembers the auld tradeetion of flax an linen trading in Erkelenz.

Touns an municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Erkelenz
  2. Geilenkirchen
  3. Heinsberg
  4. Hückelhoven
  5. Übach-Palenberg
  6. Wassenberg
  7. Wegberg
  1. Gangelt
  2. Selfkant
  3. Waldfeucht

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Media relatit tae Kreis Heinsberg at Wikimedia Commons