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Recklinghausen Rural District

German district of North Rhine-Westphalia

Recklinghausen (IPA: [ʁɛklɪŋˈhaʊzən]) is a Kreis (district) in the middle of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Recklinghausen
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Country Germany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. regionMünster
CapitalRecklinghausen
Area
 • Total760.27 km2 (293.54 sq mi)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total655,050
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationRE
Websitehttp://www.kreis-recklinghausen.de

Coat of armsEdit

  The coat of arms show a silver nettle leaf on green ground - the sign of the Herrlichkeit Lembeck, an Amt in the church-run state of Münster in the Recklinghausen area. The black cross is the sign of the bishops of Cologne who owned a big part of the district's area, the Vest Recklinghausen. The key inside the cross symbolizes St. Peter, the patron of Cologne.

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