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Wesel (district)

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State:North Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. Region:Düsseldorf
Area:1,042.4 km²
Inhabitants:476,240 (2001)
pop. density:465 inh./km²
Car identification:WES

Wesel is a Kreis (district) in the norther-western part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Neighboring districts are Borken, Recklinghausen, district-free cities Bottrop, Oberhausen, Duisburg and Krefeld, districts Viersen, Cleves.

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


The district was created in 1975 by merging the previous districts Dinslaken, Moers and Rees, which were created back in 1816 when the area became part of Prussia.


The main river through the district in the Rhine.

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 color as well as the tree was chosen to show that a lot of nature is still in it's natural state. The coat of arms was granted in 1978.

Towns and municipalities

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

External links

Official website (German)