district in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Wesel (IPA: [ˈveːzəl]) is a Kreis (district) in the northwestern part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
|Coordinates: Coordinates: 51°40′N 6°40′E / 51.67°N 6.67°E|
|• Total||1,042.4 km2 (402.5 sq mi)|
(31 December 2021)
|• Density||440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
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.
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
- ↑ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2021" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 20 June 2022.
- Official website (German)