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Wesel Rural District

district in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Wesel (IPA: [ˈveːzəl]) is a Kreis (district) in the northwestern part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Wesel
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Country Germany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. regionDüsseldorf
CapitalWesel
Area
 • Total1,042.4 km2 (402.5 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total476,240
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationWES
Websitehttp://www.kreis-wesel.de

HistoryEdit

The district was created in 1975 by merging old districts of Dinslaken, Moers and Rees, which were all created in 1816 when the area became part of Prussia.

GeographyEdit

The main river through the district is the River Rhine.

Coat of armsEdit

  The coat of arms show a willow tree with 13 branches representing the 13 municipalities and cities in the district. The green colour as well as the tree was chosen to show that the city is surrounded by a green belt. The coat of arms was granted in 1978.

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

Other websitesEdit