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The Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
is a Kreis (district) in the south of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Neighboring districts are Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis, Oberbergischer Kreis, Altenkirchen, Neuwied, Ahrweiler, Euskirchen, Rhein-Erft-Kreis, the urban district of Cologne. The federal city of Bonn
Bonn
is nearly completely surrounded by the district.

Contents

1 History 2 Geography 3 Coat of arms 4 Demographics 5 Towns and municipalities 6 References 7 External links

History[edit] The district as known today was created in 1969, during the reorganization of the districts in North Rhine-Westphalia, by merging Sieg
Sieg
District with the District of Bonn
Bonn
(from which Bonn
Bonn
itself was separated in 1887 to become an urban district). Sieg
Sieg
District was created in 1825. Geography[edit] Geographically Rhein- Sieg
Sieg
District covers the valley of the river Sieg and also, since the merger with the District of Bonn, that of the Rhine
Rhine
around Bonn, as well an area in the most easterly part of the Eifel. Coat of arms[edit]

The red lion is the symbol of the dukes of Berg, who owned a large part of the district. The black cross in the shield is the symbol of Cologne, because another part of the district was owned by the bishops of Cologne. The yellow sword is the symbol of Saint Michael, the patron of the mighty Michaelsberg Abbey
Michaelsberg Abbey
in Siegburg.

Demographics[edit] Number of 1st and 2nd generation foreigners in Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
by top 10 country of origin per 31 December 2007[2]

Rank Ancestry Number

1  Turkey 13,255

2  Greece 3,982

3  Italy 3,024

4  Poland 2,825

5  Portugal 1,353

6  Netherlands 1,284

7  Morocco 1,272

8  Russia 1,244

9  Spain 1,203

10  Austria 994

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Towns and municipalities in Rhein-Sieg-Kreis

Towns Municipalities

Bad Honnef Bornheim Hennef (Sieg) Königswinter Lohmar Meckenheim Niederkassel Rheinbach Sankt Augustin Siegburg Troisdorf

Alfter Eitorf Much Neunkirchen-Seelscheid Ruppichteroth Swisttal Wachtberg Windeck

References[edit]

^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 18 July 2016.  ^ "Ausländer_2006-2007_Kreise.xls" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-03-12. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Rhein-Sieg-Kreis.

Official Website (German, English, French)

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Urban and rural districts in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia
North Rhine-Westphalia
in Germany
Germany

Urban districts

Bielefeld Bochum Bonn Bottrop Dortmund Duisburg Düsseldorf Essen Gelsenkirchen Hagen Hamm Herne Köln (Cologne) Krefeld Leverkusen Mönchengladbach Mülheim Münster Oberhausen Remscheid Solingen Wuppertal

Rural districts

Aachen Borken Coesfeld Düren Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis Euskirchen Gütersloh Heinsberg Herford Hochsauerlandkreis Höxter Kleve (Cleves) Lippe Märkischer Kreis Mettmann Minden-Lübbecke Oberbergischer Kreis Olpe Paderborn Recklinghausen Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis Rhein-Erft-Kreis Rhein-Kreis Neuss Rhein-Sieg-Kreis Siegen-Wittgenstein Soest Steinfurt Unna Viersen Warendorf Wesel

Coordinates: 50°45′N 7°15′E / 50.75°N 7.25°E / 50.75; 7.25

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 125495

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