Wesel is a city located in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The city covers a total area of approx 122,62 km2 (47,34 ml2) and has population of around 60,600 people (2015 census).
- Wesel is the capital of Wesel district. Wesel lies at the confluence of Lippe River and Rhine. Its suburbs include Buderich, Blumenkamp, Feldmark, Fluren, Fusternberg, Ginderich, Lackhausen, Obrighoven.
- The city originated from Franconian manor which was first recorded during the 8th century. The Duke of Cleves took possession of Wesel in the 12th century. The city became Hanseatic League's member during the 15th century. Wesel was 2nd only to Cologne in lower Rhine region within the Duchy of Cleves. It was a major commercial centre which served as a clearing station for transshipment and trading of goods.
- During the Second World War, as a strategic depot, the city of Wesel became an Allied bombing's target. On February 16, 17 and 19, 1945, it was attacked via impact and air-burst bombs, and 97% of the city was destroyed. From about 25,000 in 1939, the population of Wesel was reduced to 1,900 in May 1945.
- Buildings and places of interest in the city of Wesel include: Berliner Tor, Broadcasting Mast Wesel (one of the tallest constructions in Germany), the Cathedral Willibrordi-Dom, the Citadel Zitadelle Wesel.
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