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Bamberg (district)

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Bamberg
District
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Country 23x15px Germany
State Bavaria
Adm. region Oberfranken
Capital Bamberg
Area
 • Total 1,168 km2 (451 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2013)[1]
 • Total 144,425
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration BA
Website landkreis-bamberg.de

Bamberg is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It surrounds but does not include the town of Bamberg. The district is bounded by the districts of (from the north and clockwise) Lichtenfels, Bayreuth, Forchheim, Erlangen-Höchstadt, Neustadt (Aisch)-Bad Windsheim, Kitzingen, Schweinfurt and Haßberge.

History

The history of the district is linked with the history of Bamberg.

In 1862 the districts of Bamberg-West and Bamberg-East were established. They were merged in 1929. The present borders were established in 1972, when portions of the adjoining district of Erlangen-Höchstadt were annexed.

Geography

The district surrounds the town of Bamberg. The western half of the district is occupied by the Steigerwald, a hilly forest region. In the east there is the hill chain of the Frankish Alb. Between these regions the Main River enters the district from the north, turns around just before the town of Bamberg and leaves to the northwest. The smaller Regnitz River comes from the south and meets the Main behind Bamberg.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The coat of arms displays the heraldic animals of Bamberg and Ebrach, a lion and a boar.

Sights

70px Fränkische Straße der Skulpturen Litzendorf
70px Gügel Scheßlitz
70px Giechburg Scheßlitz
70px Kloster Ebrach Ebrach
70px Schloss Greifenstein Heiligenstadt
70px Sängerehrenmal Melkendorf Litzendorf
70px St. Wenzeslaus Litzendorf
70px Schloss Seehof Memmelsdorf
70px Schloss Weißenstein Pommersfelden
70px St.-Veit- und St.-Michaels-Kirche Heiligenstadt

Towns and municipalities

(in 2007)

Städte

40px 60px Baunach 3,909 inhabitants 30.9 km²
40px 60px Hallstadt 8,559 inhabitants 14.5 km²
40px 60px Scheßlitz 7,160 inhabitants 94.9 km²
40px 60px Schlüsselfeld 5,753 inhabitants 70.2 km²

Märkte

40px 60px Burgebrach 6,466 inhabitants 87.9 km²
40px 60px Burgwindheim 1,431 inhabitants 37.4 km²
40px 60px Buttenheim 3,320 inhabitants 30 km²
40px 60px Ebrach 1,845 inhabitants 29.6 km²
40px 60px Heiligenstadt 3,642 inhabitants 76.7 km²
40px 60px Hirschaid 11,666 inhabitants 41 km²
40px 60px Rattelsdorf 4,531 inhabitants 39.6 km²
40px 60px Zapfendorf 5,042 inhabitants 30.6 km²

Gemeinden

40px 60px Altendorf 1,941 inhabitants 8.6 km²
40px 60px Bischberg 6,037 inhabitants 17.5 km²
40px 60px Breitengüßbach 4,614 inhabitants 16.9 km²
40px 60px Frensdorf 4,887 inhabitants 44 km²
40px 60px Gerach 1,005 inhabitants 7.8 km²
40px 60px Gundelsheim 3,298 inhabitants 3.8 km²
40px 60px Kemmern 2,554 inhabitants 8.3 km²
40px 60px Königsfeld 1,352 inhabitants 42.7 km²
40px 60px Lauter 1,150 inhabitants 12.8 km²
40px 60px Lisberg 1,753 inhabitants 8.4 km²
40px 60px Litzendorf 6,045 inhabitants 25.9 km²
40px 60px Memmelsdorf 8,997 inhabitants 26.2 km²
40px 60px Oberhaid 4,668 inhabitants 27.2 km²
40px 60px Pettstadt 1,917 inhabitants 9.9 km²
40px 60px Pommersfelden 2,937 inhabitants 35.7 km²
40px 60px Priesendorf 1,534 inhabitants 8.4 km²
40px 60px Reckendorf 2,043 inhabitants 13.1 km²
40px 60px Schönbrunn im Steigerwald 1,935 inhabitants 24.7 km²
40px 60px Stadelhofen 1,261 inhabitants 41 km²
40px 60px Stegaurach 6,947 inhabitants 23.9 km²
40px 60px Strullendorf 7,805 inhabitants 31.7 km²
40px 60px Viereth-Trunstadt 3,645 inhabitants 15.8 km²
40px 60px Walsdorf 2,600 inhabitants 16.2 km²
40px 60px Wattendorf 700 inhabitants 22.2 km²

Verwaltungsgemeinschaften

Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Baunach Baunach, Gerach, Lauter and Reckendorf
Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Burgebrach Burgebrach and Schönbrunn
Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Ebrach Burgwindheim and Ebrach
Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Lisberg Lisberg and Priesendorf
Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Stegaurach Stegaurach and Walsdorf
Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Steinfeld Königsfeld, Stadelhofen and Wattendorf

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