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Düren Rural District

German district of North Rhine-Westphalia
The title of this article contains the character ü. Where it is unavailable or not wanted, the name may be written as Dueren (district).

Düren is a Kreis (district) in the west of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Düren
Coat of arms of Düren
Coat of arms
North rhine w DN.svg
Country Germany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. regionCologne
CapitalDüren
Area
 • Total940.57 km2 (363.16 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total267,446
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationDN
Websitehttp://www.kreis-dueren.de

HistoryEdit

The district was created in 1972 by joining the old districts of Jülich and Düren. Both districts date back to 1816 when the new Prussian province of Rhineland was created.

Coat of armsEdit

The coat of arms shows the lion from the city of Jülich in the upper part. In the bottom it has a paper roll with the capital letter D for Düren, because the paper industry has long history. The coat of arms were granted in 1942 and confirmed in 1972.

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