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Siegen-Wittgenstein Rural District

district in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Siegen-Wittgenstein is a landkreis (rural district or county) in the southeast of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Siegen-Wittgenstein
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Country Germany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. regionArnsberg
CapitalSiegen
Area
 • Total1,131.47 km2 (436.86 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total295,787
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationSI
Websitesiegen-wittgenstein.de

HistoryEdit

In 181617 the two districts of Siegen and Wittgenstein were made as parts of the Prussian province of Westphalia. In 1974 the two districts were merged, and in 1984 the district changed its name to Siegen-Wittgenstein.

Coat of armsEdit

On the coat of arms, the two upper sections show, to the right, the arms of the Dukes of Nassau, who founded Siegen, and to the left, those of the Counts of Sayn-Wittgenstein. At the bottom a miner's lamp and a coppicing hook are pictured, to remember the mining and charcoal-burning history of the district.

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