Viersen (destrict)

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Kintra Germany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalie
Adm. regionDüsseldorf
 • Total563.29 km2 (217.49 sq mi)
 (31 December 2021)[1]
 • Total298,761
 • Density530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationVIE

Viersen is a Kreis (destrict) in the wast o North Rhine-Westphalie, Germany. The neebourin destricts is 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 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 mairches an wis renamit Viersen 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 destrict is in the lawlands atween the Rhine an the Meuse river. Heichest 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 o the coat o airms is the black cross o the Cologne beeshops, as the destrict uised tae belang the clerical state Cologne. The gowden lion on blue backgrund is the seembol o the duchy of Guelders; the black lion on gowden backgrund the seembol o the duchy of Jülich.

Touns an municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

destrict-depending municipalities
16.211 inhabitants
15.929 inhabitants
15.457 inhabitants
19.279 inhabitants
medium destrict-depending cities
36.323 inhabitants
42.434 inhabitants
30.238 inhabitants
51.939 inhabitants
muckle destrict-depending cities
76.330 inhabitants

based on data frae: 31. December 2005>

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2021" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 20 Juin 2022.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Media relatit tae Kreis Viersen at Wikimedia Commons