is a Kreis (district) in the southeast of North Rhine-Westphalia
. Neighboring districts are Olpe
the two districts of Siegen and Wittgenstein were created as parts of the Prussian
province of Westphalia. In 1974
the two districts were merged, and in 1984
the name Siegen-Wittgenstein was adopted.
Geographically it covers the hills southeast of the Sauerland
hills, the Siegerland
Coat of arms
The two upper sections show, to the right, the arms of the Dukes of Nassau, who founded Siegen, and to the left, those of the Counts of Sayn-Wittgenstein. At the bottom a miner's lamp and a coppicing hook are depicted, in reference to the mining and charcoal-burning history of the district.
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