The New International Encyclopædia/Wesel
WESEL, vā'zel, A town of Prussia on the Rhine, 32 miles north-northwest of Düsseldorf (Map: Prussia, B 3). Of its churches, the Willibroed Kirche, consecrated in 1181, is one of the finest Gothic edifices on the Lower Rhine. Wesel has sugar refineries, brick kilns, wire and lead works, soap factories, flour and saw mills, and ship yards. Population, in 1900, 22,547.