Rhein-Sieg-Kreis

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Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
Kreishaus Siegburg
Kreishaus Siegburg
Flag of Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
Flag
Coat of arms of Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
Coat of arms
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. regionCologne
CapitalSiegburg
Government
 • District admin.Sebastian Schuster (CDU)
Area
 • Total1,153.51 km2 (445.37 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2019)[1]
 • Total600,764
 • Density520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationSU
Websitehttps://www.rhein-sieg-kreis.de

The Rhein-Sieg-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.

History[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

District council with 86 seats as elected in 2020[2]
  Left: 3 seats
  SPD: 18 seats
  Green: 19 seats
  AfD: 4 seats
  FW: 1 seat
  Pirates: 1 seat
  Volksabstimmung: 1 seat
  FDP: 5 seats
  CDU: 34 seats

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

District council[edit]

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[edit]

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

Coat of arms[edit]

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[edit]

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

Rank Ancestry Number
1  Turkey 13,255
2  Greece 3,982
3  Italy 3,024
4  Poland 2,825
5  Portugal 1,353
6  Netherlands 1,284
7  Morocco 1,272
8  Russia 1,244
9  Spain 1,203
10  Austria 994

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Towns and municipalities in Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
Towns Municipalities
  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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2019" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  2. ^ a b "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.
  4. ^ "Wahl des Landrates/der Landrätin - Kommunalwahlen 2020 im Rhein-Sieg-Kreis - Gesamtergebnis". wahlen.kdvz-frechen.de (in German). Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  5. ^ Köhl, Bettina; Heinemann, Thomas (13 September 2020). "Klares Ergebnis im Rhein-Sieg-Kreis: Landrat Sebastian Schuster macht weiter". General-Anzeiger Bonn (in German). Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Ausländer_2006-2007_Kreise.xls" (PDF). Retrieved 12 March 2013.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°45′N 7°15′E / 50.75°N 7.25°E / 50.75; 7.25