Place:Märkischer Kreis, Arnsberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany


NameMärkischer Kreis
Alt namesMärkische Kreissource: Wikipedia
Markischer Kreis
Located inArnsberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

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The Märkischer Kreis is a district (Kreis) in central North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Neighbouring districts are Unna, Soest, Hochsauerland, Olpe, Oberbergischer Kreis, Ennepe-Ruhr, and the city of Hagen.


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The district was created in 1975 as part of the reorganization of North Rhine-Westphalian districts. The former districts of Lüdenscheid and Iserlohn, together with the City of Iserlohn, previously an urban district, plus the area around Balve (previously part of Arnsberg District) were amalgamated to form the new district. Lüdenscheid District itself had been created just a few years earlier, in 1968, when the city of Lüdenscheid was merged with Altena District (originally created in 1753). The name Märkischer Kreis was chosen in recognition of the fact that part of the territory formerly belonged to the county of the Mark.

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