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Coat of arms of Euskirchen
Coat of arms
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Country Germany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. regionCologne
CapitalEuskirchen
Area
 • Total1,249.093 km2 (482.278 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total189,360
 • Density151.598/km2 (392.637/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationEU
Websitehttp://www.kreis-euskirchen.de

Euskirchen (German: Kreis Euskirchen, Kölsch: Kriis Öskerche) is a Kreis (district) in the south-west of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

History

In 1827 a small district around the city of Euskirchen was made. In 1932 the district of Rheinbach was split up. Euskirchen district got the southern part of Rheinbach. In 1972 the Euskirchen district grew again because the district of Schleiden wa sput into Euskirchen rural district.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The coat of arms shows the four signs of the main historical territories or rulers of the district. Top-left are the roses of the counts of Arenburg, top-right the lion of Jülich, bottom-right the wavy-line of the counts of Manderscheid-Blankenheim, and bottom-left the Cologne cross.

The coat of arms was granted in 1973.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bad Münstereifel
  2. Euskirchen
  3. Mechernich
  4. Schleiden
  5. Zülpich
  1. Blankenheim
  2. Dahlem
  3. Hellenthal
  4. Kall
  5. Nettersheim
  6. Weilerswist

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