| North Rhine-Westphalia|
300,417 (31 Dec 2010)
Brüggen Castle, Krickenbecker Seen, Nature and Animal Park Brue, Hariksee, Niederrheinisches Freilichtmuseum
Viersen, Willich, Kempen, Nettetal, Grefrath
Viersen is a Kreis (district) in the west of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Neighboring districts are Cleves, Wesel, district-free Krefeld, Neuss, district-free Mönchengladbach, Heinsberg and the Dutch province of Limburg.
Viersen (district) Wikipedia
In 1816, the new Prussian government created the district of Kempen. Originally belonging to the Regierungsbezirk Kleve, it was dissolved in 1822, and since then has belonged to Düsseldorf. In 1929 the district was enlarged significantly and renamed Kempen-Krefeld.
In 1975 the district again changed its borders and was renamed Viersen even though Kempen remained the capital. Viersen city replaced Kempen as the capital in 1984.
The district Viersen has been twinned withPardesia in Israel
Peterborough in Great Britain
Cambridgeshire in Great Britain
Lambersart in France
Kaniv in Ukraine
Panevėžys in Lithuania
Calau in Brandenburg, Germany
Mittweida in Sachsen, Germany
The district is located in the lowlands between the Rhine and the Meuse river. Highest elevation is at Süchtelner Höhen with 90.7 m, with the lowest at Pielbruch with 28.6 m.
based on data from: 31. December 2005>