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State:North Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. Region:Arnsberg
Area:1,131.47 km²
Inhabitants:295,787 (2001)
pop. density:261 inh./km²
Car identification:SI

Siegen-Wittgenstein is a Kreis (district) in the south-east of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Neighboring districts are Olpe, Hochsauerland, Waldeck-Frankenberg, Marburg-Biedenkopf, Lahn-Dill, Westerwaldkreis, Altenkirchen.

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


In 1816/17 the two districts of Siegen and Wittgenstein were created as parts of the prussian province westphalia. In 1974 the two districts were merged, and in 1984 the name Siegen-Wittgenstein was adopted.


Geographically it covers the hills south-east of the Sauerland hills, the Siegerland.

Coat of arms

The lion in the right is the sign of the dukes of Nassau, who founded Siegen. In the bottom some mining tools are depicted, to remember the mining history in the district. The black bars are the sign of the dukes of Sayn-Wittgenstein.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Bad Berleburg
  2. Bad Laasphe
  3. Freudenberg
  4. Hilchenbach
  5. Kreuztal
  6. Netphen
  7. Siegen
  1. Burbach
  2. Erndtebrück
  3. Neunkirchen
  4. Wilnsdorf

External links

Official Webpage (German)