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Unna (district)

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Unna (district)

The Unna (German pronunciation: ) district is a Kreis (district) in central North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Neighboring authorities are the district of Coesfeld, the city of Hamm, the districts of Soest and Märkischer Kreis, the cities of Hagen and Dortmund, and the district of Recklinghausen.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Coat of arms 3
  • Towns and municipalities 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

The area of the present district of Unna was formerly part of the County of the Mark, which later belonged to Prussia. In 1753 local government of the area was reformed, creating the first district of Hamm. During the French occupation of the Napoleonic period it was included in the Ruhr département, but once returned to the rule of Prussia, the district of Hamm was recreated, although with several changes.

In 1901 the town of Hamm itself became a separate urban authority, but the district retained the name of, and its administration continued to be located in Hamm until 1929. In that year the administration was moved to Lünen, Schwerte, Selm and Werne to form the district as it is today.

Geography

Geographically the district of Unna covers the area east of Dortmund, thus marking the east end of the Ruhrgebiet. Both the Ruhr and Lippe rivers flow through it.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The district coat of arms combines two charges relating to the Counts of the Mark, the red and white checked base (referring to the fess in the counts' arms), and the red lion of Berg.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bergkamen
  2. Fröndenberg
  3. Kamen
  4. Lünen
  1. Schwerte
  2. Selm
  3. Unna
  4. Werne
  1. Bönen
  2. Holzwickede

References

External links

Media related to Kreis Unna at Wikimedia Commons

  • Official website (German)


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