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Deggendorf (district)

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Deggendorf
District
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Country 23x15px Germany
State Bavaria
Adm. region Niederbayern
Capital Deggendorf
Government
 • District admin. Christian Bernreiter
Area
 • Total 861 km2 (332 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2013)[1]
 • Total 115,374
 • Density 130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration DEG
Website landkreis-deggendorf.de

Deggendorf is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bordered by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Regen, Freyung-Grafenau, Passau, Rottal-Inn, Dingolfing-Landau and Straubing-Bogen.

History

The district was established in 1936. Minor changes of the borders occurred in 1972 and led to the present form of the district.

Geography

The Danube river runs through the district from west to east, dividing it into two unequal regions. North of the Danube the Bavarian Forest rises steeply. In the south there is relatively plain countryside. The Isar river enters the district in the south and meets the Danube close to the city of Deggendorf.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The double eagle was the symbol of the monastery of Metten, which was the first Christian outpost in the region. The blue line stands for the river Danube, the green hills symbolise the Bavarian Forest.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Deggendorf
  2. Osterhofen
  3. Plattling
  1. Aholming
  2. Auerbach
  3. Außernzell
  4. Bernried
  5. Buchhofen
  6. Grafling
  7. Grattersdorf
  8. Hengersberg
  9. Hunding
  10. Iggensbach
  11. Künzing
  1. Lalling
  2. Metten
  3. Moos
  4. Niederalteich
  5. Oberpöring
  6. Offenberg
  7. Otzing
  8. Schaufling
  9. Schöllnach
  10. Stephansposching
  11. Wallerfing
  12. Winzer

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