Coesfeld (district)

German district of North Rhine-Westphalia
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Coesfeld (IPA: [ˈkoːsfɛlt]) is a Kreis (district) in the northwestern part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, west of the city of Münster.

Coesfeld
Flag of Coesfeld
Coat of arms of Coesfeld
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. regionMünster
CapitalCoesfeld
Area
 • Total1.10979 km2 (0.42849 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2022)[1]
 • Total224,692
 • Density200,000/km2 (520,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationCOE
Websitehttp://www.kreis-coesfeld.de

Coat of arms

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  The coat of arms shows a bishop, a goose and a bell. The bishop is Saint Liudger, the first bishop of Münster. The goose is from a popular story about Liudger finding water during a drought. The bells of Lüdinghausen were said to chime by themselves, whenever Liudger entered the town. The left side is from the former coat of arms of the old district Lüdinghausen, while the right side comes from the old district Coesfeld. The coat of arms were granted in 1979.

Towns and municipalities

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Towns
  1. Billerbeck
  2. Coesfeld
  3. Dülmen
  4. Lüdinghausen
  5. Olfen
  1. Ascheberg
  2. Havixbeck
  3. Nordkirchen
  4. Nottuln
  5. Rosendahl
  6. Senden

Other websites

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  1. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2022 – Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes auf Basis des Zensus vom 9. Mai 2011" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 20 June 2023.