Borken (district)

German district of North Rhine-Westphalia

Borken is a Landkreis (rural district, or county) in the northwestern part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Borken
Flag of Borken
Coat of arms of Borken
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CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. regionMünster
CapitalBorken
Area
 • Total1,417.83 km2 (547.43 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2020)[1]
 • Total371,898
 • Density260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationBOR
Websitehttp://www.kreis-borken.de

In 1975 the district was made by joining the old district of Ahaus, the city of Bocholt and small parts of the districts of Rees, Recklinghausen and Coesfeld.

Coat of armsEdit

  The colors of the coat of arms were chosen to be the same as those of Münster, the long-time owner of the region. The three white anchors in the middle derive from the coat of arms of the Herrschaft Anholt. It's depicted three times to show the three main parts the district was created from - the old district Borken, the district Ahaus and the city Bocholt.

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

Towns Municipalities
  1. Ahaus
  2. Bocholt
  3. Borken
  4. Gescher
  5. Gronau
  6. Isselburg
  7. Rhede
  8. Stadtlohn
  9. Vreden
  1. Heek
  2. Heiden
  3. Legden
  4. Raesfeld
  5. Reken
  6. Schöppingen
  7. Südlohn
  8. Velen

Other websitesEdit

  1. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2020" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 21 June 2021.