Soest (district)

district in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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

Soest
Flag of Soest
Flag
Coat of arms of Soest
Coat of arms
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Coordinates: Coordinates: 51°35′N 8°15′E / 51.58°N 8.25°E / 51.58; 8.25
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. regionArnsberg
CapitalSoest
Area
 • Total1,327.47 km2 (512.54 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2016)[1]
 • Total301,655
 • Density230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationSO
Websitehttp://www.kreis-soest.de

Coat of armsEdit

  The coat of arms show two symbols from the bishops Cologne, who owned the Soest until 1449. In left half is the key of Saint Peter, the patron of Cologne, in the right the black cross of Cologne. After the district was merged with Lippstadt the rose as symbol of the Lippe area was added on top of the cross. This new version of the coat of arms was granted in 1976.

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

Towns Municipalities
  1. Erwitte
  2. Geseke
  3. Lippstadt
  4. Rüthen
  5. Soest
  6. Warstein
  7. Werl
  1. Anröchte
  2. Bad Sassendorf
  3. Ense
  4. Lippetal
  5. Möhnesee
  6. Welver
  7. Wickede

ReferencesEdit

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

Other websitesEdit