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Flag of Wesel
Flag
Coat of arms of Wesel
Coat of arms
North rhine w wes grey.png
Country Germany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. regionDüsseldorf
CapitalWesel
Area
 • Total1,042.4 km2 (402.5 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total476,240
 • Density456.869/km2 (1,183.28/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationWES
Websitehttp://www.kreis-wesel.de

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

History

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.

Geography

The main river through the district is the River Rhine.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms 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 municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Dinslaken
  2. Hamminkeln
  3. Kamp-Lintfort
  4. Moers
  5. Neukirchen-Vluyn
  6. Rheinberg
  7. Voerde
  8. Wesel
  9. Xanten
  1. Alpen
  2. Hünxe
  3. Schermbeck
  4. Sonsbeck

References

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