The district town of Wesel is located on the Lower Rhine directly near the Ruhr metropolis and Westphalia. Approximately, 470,000 people live in the district town of Wesel. The Rhine with its side-rivers and canals forms a landscape, which is embedded in an extremely level natural landscape with a high portion of fields, meadows and forests. Well-connected industrial regions in the city area offer qualified and secure jobs for many people.
The district city has around 62,000 residents now. All school and forms of education are available. Furthermore, colleges as well as music and art schools are available for many people in the city and from the surrounding area. Two hospitals, nursing homes and facilities, kindergartens and youth recreational homes are some of the comprehensive facilities of Wesel with social facilities.