Oberbergischer Kreis

district of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Coat of arms Map
Coat of arms Position of the Oberbergischer Kreis in Germany

The Oberbergische Kreis is a Landkreis (rural district) in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Oberbergischer Kreis
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Coordinates: Coordinates: 51°02′N 7°31′E / 51.033°N 7.517°E / 51.033; 7.517
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. regionCologne
CapitalGummersbach
Area
 • Total918.53 km2 (354.65 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2016)[1]
 • Total273,139
 • Density300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationGM
Websitehttp://www.oberbergischer-kreis.de

Oberbergische means Upper Bergian, meaning it is the part of the medieval county of Berg which is up river. The other part of the county, lower down the river Wupper was called Niederbergisch or Lower Berg.

The districts in North Rhine Westphalia were changed between 1969/75.

Coat of armsEdit

  The coat of arms is a joining of the heraldic signs of the territories the district belonged to. The red-white bar in the top symbolizes the County of Mark and the lion that of Berg. Homburg Castle (near Nümbrecht) was the seat of the Princes of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg.

PoliticsEdit

District AdministratorEdit

Since the October 1st, 1999 there is only one (directly elected) District Administrator who at the same time is head of management:

  • 1999-2004: Hans-Leo Kausemann, CDU
  • 2004-today: Hagen Jobi, CDU

District Administrator for the managementEdit

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bergneustadt
  2. Gummersbach
  3. Hückeswagen
  4. Radevormwald
  5. Waldbröl
  6. Wiehl
  7. Wipperfürth
  1. Engelskirchen
  2. Lindlar
  3. Marienheide
  4. Morsbach
  5. Nümbrecht
  6. Reichshof

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 2018-02-24.

Other websitesEdit