Wesel (district)


Wesel (district)

Infobox German district
name=Wesel
state=North Rhine-Westphalia
capital=Wesel
regierungsbezirk=Düsseldorf
area=1,042.4
population=476,240
population_as_of=2001
density=465
carsign=WES
url=http://www.kreis-wesel.de


Wesel (IPA2|ˈveːzəl) is a "Kreis" (district) in the northwestern part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Neighboring districts are Borken, Recklinghausen, district-free cities Bottrop, Oberhausen, Duisburg and Krefeld, districts Viersen, Cleves.

History

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

Geography

The main river through the district is the River Rhine.

Coat of arms

Towns and municipalities

External links

* [http://www.kreis-wesel.de Official website] (German)


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