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Kusel (district)

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Adm. Region:Rheinhessen-Pfalz
Area:573.42 km²
Inhabitants:78,530 (2001)
pop. density:137 inh./km²
Car identification:KUS

Kusel is a district (Kreis) in the south of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north-west clockwise) Birkenfeld, Bad Kreuznach, Donnersbergkreis, Kaiserslautern, Saarpfalz and Sankt Wendel, the latter two belonging to the state of Saarland.

Table of contents
1 History
2 Geography
3 Coat of arms
4 Towns and municipalities
5 External links




The district is located in the North Palatian Hills (Nordpfälzer Bergland), to the north of the industrial areas of Saarland. Largest rivers are Lauter and Glan.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays two lions. The blue lion is the heraldic animal of the Counts of Veldenz. The yellow lion is the lion of Palatinate, that acquired the area in the 15th century.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Kusel
  2. Lauterecken
  3. Wolfstein
  1. Altenglan
  2. Glan-Münchweiler
  3. Kusel
  4. Lauterecken
  5. Schönenberg-Kübelberg
  6. Waldmohr
  7. Wolfstein

External links

Official website (German)