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Kusel (district)

Statistics
State:Rhineland-Palatinate
Adm. Region:Rheinhessen-Pfalz
Capital:Kusel[?]
Area:573.42 km²
Inhabitants:78,530 (2001)
pop. density:137 inh./km²
Car identification:KUS
Homepage:http://www.landkreis-kusel.de
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Kusel is a district (Kreis) in the south of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north-west clockwise) Birkenfeld, Bad Kreuznach, Donnersbergkreis, Kaiserslautern, Saarpfalz, Sankt Wendel.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms show two lions. The blue lion in the right is the symbol of the Counts of Veldenz, as in the Middle Ages most of the districts area belonged to the Counts of Veldenz. The yellow lion is the lion of Palatinate, who aquired the area in the 15th century.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Kusel[?]
  2. Lauterecken[?]
    Verbandsgemeinden
  1. Altenglan[?]
  2. Glan-Münchweiler[?]
  3. Kusel
  4. Lauterecken
  5. Schönenberg-Kübelberg[?]
  6. Waldmohr[?]
  7. Wolfstein[?]

External links Official website (http://www.landkreis-kusel.de) (German)



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