Kleve (district)

district in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Kleve Rural District or Kreis Kleve is a local-government district in northwestern North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Kleve (Cleves)
Flag of Kleve (Cleves)
Coat of arms of Kleve (Cleves)
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Coordinates: 51°40′N 6°15′E / 51.667°N 6.250°E / 51.667; 6.250Coordinates: 51°40′N 6°15′E / 51.667°N 6.250°E / 51.667; 6.250
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. regionDüsseldorf
CapitalKleve (Cleves)
Area
 • Total1,232.15 km2 (475.74 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2021)[1]
 • Total314,676
 • Density260/km2 (660/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationKLE
Websitehttp://www.kreis-kleve.de

The district was created in 1975 when the former districts of Kleve and Geldern were joined with the towns of Emmerich and Rees from Rees District and the municipality of Rheurdt from Moers District .

Coat of armsEdit

  The coat of arms, which was granted in 1983, combines the shields of the two oldduchies.

The heraldic dexter side which is their right, your left if facing the shield has the emblem of the dukes of Cleves: On a red (gules)field a white (argent) escutcheon (small shield shape) with an eightfold fleur-de-lys (escarbuncle/metal shield reinforcement). The sinister side which is their left and your right shows a golden lion on a blue background. Tcrehis was the emblem of the dukes of Geldern.

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

Towns Municipalities
  1. Emmerich am Rhein
  2. Geldern
  3. Goch
  4. Kalkar
  5. Kevelaer
  6. Kleve (Cleves)
  7. Rees
  8. Straelen
  1. Bedburg-Hau
  2. Issum
  3. Kerken
  4. Kranenburg
  5. Rheurdt
  6. Uedem
  7. Wachtendonk
  8. Weeze

ReferencesEdit

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

Other websitesEdit