Rhein-Sieg-Kreis

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Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
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Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. region Cologne
Capital Siegburg
Government
  District admin.Sebastian Schuster (CDU)
Area
  Total1,153.51 km2 (445.37 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2021) [1]
  Total600,732
  Density520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registration SU
Website https://www.rhein-sieg-kreis.de

The Rhein-Sieg-Kreis (Kölsch : Rhein-Siech-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 is nearly completely surrounded by the district.

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History

The district as known today was created in 1969, during the reorganization of the districts in North Rhine-Westphalia, by merging Sieg District with the District of Bonn (from which Bonn itself was separated in 1887 to become an urban district). Sieg District was created in 1825.

Geography

Geographically Rhein-Sieg District covers the valley of the river Sieg and also, since the merger with the District of Bonn, that of the Rhine around Bonn, as well an area in the most easterly part of the Eifel.

Politics

District council with 86 seats as elected in 2020

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Left  : 3 seats

SPD  : 18 seats

Green  : 19 seats

Pirates  : 1 seat

Volksabstimmung  : 1 seat

FDP  : 5 seats

FW  : 1 seat

CDU  : 34 seats

AfD  : 4 seats Germany Rhein-Sieg-Kreis Kreistag 2020.svg
District council with 86 seats as elected in 2020
  Left   : 3 seats
  SPD   : 18 seats
  Green   : 19 seats
  Pirates   : 1 seat
  Volksabstimmung   : 1 seat
  FDP   : 5 seats
  FW   : 1 seat
  CDU   : 34 seats
  AfD   : 4 seats

Municipal elections are held every five years, in which the district administrator (German : Landrat) and district council (German : Kreistag) of the Rhein-Sieg-Kreis are chosen. The last election took place on 13 September 2020. [2]

District council

The district council consists of 86 seats, half of which are chosen directly in 43 constituencies. The remaining 43 seats are distributed via party lists, resulting in a proportional representation.

On 3 November 2020, the Christian Democrats and the Greens announced their coalition agreement, renewing their 21-year governance. [3]

District administrator

The district administrator is Sebastian Schuster. The Christian Democrat received 53.18% of the vote. [4] [5]

Coat of arms

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 in Siegburg.

Demographics

Number of 1st and 2nd generation foreigners in Rhein-Sieg-Kreis by top 10 country of origin per 31 December 2007 [6]

RankAncestryNumber
1Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 13,255
2Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 3,982
3Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 3,024
4Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 2,825
5Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 1,353
6Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 1,284
7Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 1,272
8Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 1,244
9Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 1,203
10Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 994

Towns and municipalities

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Clickable map of towns and municipalities in the district
TownsMunicipalities
  1. Bad Honnef
  2. Bornheim
  3. Hennef (Sieg)
  4. Königswinter
  5. Lohmar
  6. Meckenheim
  7. Niederkassel
  8. Rheinbach
  9. Sankt Augustin
  10. Siegburg
  11. Troisdorf
  1. Alfter
  2. Eitorf
  3. Much
  4. Neunkirchen-Seelscheid
  5. Ruppichteroth
  6. Swisttal
  7. Wachtberg
  8. Windeck

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References

  1. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2021" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW . Retrieved 20 June 2022.
  2. 1 2 "Kreistagswahl - Kommunalwahlen 2020 im Rhein-Sieg-Kreis - Gesamtergebnis". wahlen.kdvz-frechen.de (in German). Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  3. Akalin, Dylan Cem (4 November 2020). "Hubschrauberrundflüge verboten: Koalition im Kreistag Rhein-Sieg will Digitalisierung forcieren". General-Anzeiger Bonn (in German). Retrieved 13 November 2020.
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  6. "Ausländer_2006-2007_Kreise.xls" (PDF). Retrieved 12 March 2013.

Coordinates: 50°45′N7°15′E / 50.75°N 7.25°E / 50.75; 7.25