Heinsberg (district)


Heinsberg (district)

Infobox German district
name=Heinsberg
state=North Rhine-Westphalia
capital=Heinsberg
regierungsbezirk=Cologne
area=627.7
population=250,400
population_as_of=2001
density=399
carsign=HS
url=http://www.kreis-heinsberg.de

Heinsberg is a Kreis (district) in the west of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Neighboring districts are Viersen, district-free city Mönchengladbach, Neuss, Düren and Aachen, and also the Dutch province Limburg.

History

The area fell to Prussia in 1815, which in 1816 created the three districts Heinsberg, Erkelenz and Geilenkirchen. In 1932 the districts Heinsberg and Geilenkirchen were merged, and in 1972 the Erkelenz district was merged as well. In 1975 the district got its present size when the municipality Niederkrüchten was moved to the district Viersen.

Geography

Geographically it covers the lowlands of the "Niederrheinische Bucht".

Rivers

*Rur is the main river.
*Wurm
*Schwalm
*Niers

Coat of arms

Towns and municipalities

External links

* [http://www.kreis-heinsberg.de Official website] de icon


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