Kleve (district)

Kleve (district)
Kleve (Cleves)
—  District  —
Country  Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. region Düsseldorf
Capital Kleve (Cleves)
 - Total 1,232.15 km2 (475.7 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 - Total 307,807
 - Density 249.8/km2 (647/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration KLE
Website http://www.kreis-kleve.de

Kleve (district) or Kreis Kleve (Cleves in former English use) is a Kreis (local-government district) in northwestern North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Neighbouring districts are Borken, Wesel, and Viersen in Germany, and the Dutch provinces of Limburg and Gelderland.



The district in its present borders was created in 1975 when the former district of Kleve and Geldern was merged with the Rees District towns of Emmerich and Rees and the Moers District municipality of Rheurdt.

The two precursor districts had been created in 1816 when the whole of the Rhineland became a province of Prussia. Territorially they corresponded roughly to the historic duchies of Cleves and Guelders.


The district is located in the lower valley of the Rhine, in the region where that river flows into the Netherlands.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms

The coat of arms, which was granted in 1983, combines the shields of the two constituent duchies.

The dexter side depicts the emblem of the dukes of Cleves: On a red (gules) field a white (argent) escutcheon (shield shape) with an eightfold fleur-de-lys (escarbuncle/metal shield reinforcement). The sinister side shows a golden (or) lion (in rampant position) on a blue (azure) field (background): the emblem of the dukes of Geldern.

Towns and municipalities

Towns (Städte) Municipalities (Gemeinden)
  1. Emmerich
  2. Geldern
  3. Goch
  4. Kalkar
  5. Kevelaer
  6. Kleve (Cleves)
  7. Rees
  8. Straelen
  1. Bedburg-Hau
  2. Issum
  3. Kerken
  4. Kranenburg
  5. Rheurdt
  6. Uedem
  7. Wachtendonk
  8. Weeze

See also

  • Category:People from the District of Kleve


  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. 31 December 2010. http://www.it.nrw.de/statistik/a/daten/amtlichebevoelkerungszahlen/index.html. 

External links

Media related to Kreis Kleve at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 51°40′N 6°15′E / 51.667°N 6.25°E / 51.667; 6.25

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