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Rheinisch Bergischer Kreis

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Country  Germany
Adm. region  Cologne
Vehicle registration  GL
Capital  Bergisch Gladbach
State  North Rhine-Westphalia
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Population  276,927 (31 Dec 2010)
Administrative region  Cologne
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Clubs and Teams  SV Bergisch Gladbach 09, Leichlinger TV
Points of interest  Wahner Heide, Altenberger Dom, Märchenwald Altenberg, Thielenbruch, Lambertsmühle

The Rheinisch-Bergische Kreis is a Kreis (district) in the Cologne Bonn Region of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Neighboring are the districts Oberbergischer Kreis and Rhein-Sieg, and the district-free cities Cologne, Leverkusen, Solingen and Remscheid.


Map of Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis, Germany


The area of the Bergisches Land belonged to the earldom Berg for most of medieval times, and still gives the district its name.

In 1816 after the whole Rhineland area did come to Prussia the districts of Wipperfürth, Mülheim, Lennep, Opladen and Solingen were created on the area now covered by the district. In 1819 Opladen and Solingen were merged into a bigger Solingen district. In 1929 a new Rhein-Wupper district was created, while several municipalities were incorporated into the cities Wuppertal, Remscheid and Solingen. 1932 the districts Mülheim and Wipperfürth were merged to form the old Rheinisch-Bergische Kreis. Finally, in 1975 most area of the two districts Rhein-Wupper and Rheinisch-Bergisch was merged to form the current district.


The district form the western part of the Bergisches Land, where the hills of the Sauerland descend into the Rhine valley.


Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis Wikipedia