Wesel (district)

Wesel (district)

Infobox German district
state=North Rhine-Westphalia

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.


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.


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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