Recklinghausen (district)


Recklinghausen (district)

Infobox German district
name=Recklinghausen
state=North Rhine-Westphalia
capital=Recklinghausen
regierungsbezirk=Münster
area=760.27
population=655,050
population_as_of=2002
density=862
carsign=RE
url=http://www.kreis-recklinghausen.de


Recklinghausen (IPA2|ʁɛklɪŋˈhaʊzən) is a "Kreis" (district) in the middle of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Neighboring districts are Borken, Coesfeld, Unna,district-free cities Dortmund, Bochum, Herne, Essen, Gelsenkirchen and Bottrop, and the district Wesel.

History

In medieval times the area around Recklinghausen was the "Vest" Recklinghausen, a territory which belonged to Electorate of Cologne. From 1446 to 1576 it was rented to the lords of Gemen (now part of the city Borken) and Schaumburg-Lippe. In 1811 it was added to the Grand Duchy of Berg, and in 1815 became part of the Prussian Province of Westphalia.

The district was created in 1816, and after several changes it got its present borders with the last reorganizations of 1975-76.

Geography

The district Recklinghausen is located at the north end of the Ruhr area where it changes from the urban parts into the rural "Münsterland". The main river in the district is the Lippe River.

Coat of arms

Cities

Partners

* powiat wodzisławski, Poland

External links

* [http://www.kreis-recklinghausen.de Official website] de icon
* [http://www.lwl.org/westfaelische-geschichte/portal/Internet/ku.php?tab=pro&ID=42 Corpus juris of the county of Recklinghausen]


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