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State:North Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. Region:Arnsberg
Area:1,131.47 km²
Inhabitants:295,787 (2001)
pop. density:261 inh./km²
Car identification:SI

Siegen-Wittgenstein is a Kreis (district) in the south-east of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Neighboring districts are Olpe, Hochsauerland, Waldeck-Frankenberg, Marburg-Biedenkopf, Lahn-Dill, Westerwaldkreis, Altenkirchen.

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In 1816/17 the two districts of Siegen and Wittgenstein were created as parts of the prussian province westphalia. In 1974 the two districts were merged, and in 1984 the name Siegen-Wittgenstein was adopted.


Geographically it covers the hills south-east of the Sauerland hills, the Siegerland.

Coat of arms

The lion in the right is the sign of the dukes of Nassau, who founded Siegen[?]. In the bottom some mining tools are depicted, to remember the mining history in the district. The black bars are the sign of the dukes of Sayn-Wittgenstein.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Bad Berleburg[?]
  2. Bad Laasphe[?]
  3. Freudenberg[?]
  4. Hilchenbach[?]
  5. Kreuztal[?]
  6. Netphen[?]
  7. Siegen[?]
  1. Burbach[?]
  2. Erndtebrück[?]
  3. Neunkirchen[?]
  4. Wilnsdorf[?]

External links Official Webpage (http://www.siegen-wittgenstein.de) (German)

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