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Bamberg (district)

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Bamberg
Statistics
State:Bavaria
Capital:Bamberg
Adm. Region:Oberfranken
Area:1168 km²
Inhabitants:140,000 (2002)
pop. density:120 inh./km²
Car identification:BA
Homepage:landkreis-bamberg.de (http://www.landkreis-bamberg.de)
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Map of Bavaria highlighting the district Bamberg

Bamberg is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is surrounding, but not including the city 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.

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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 city 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 city of Bamberg and leaves to the northwest. The smaller Regnitz River comes from the south and meets the Main behind Bamberg.

Coat of arms

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Coat of arms

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

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Baunach
  2. Hallstadt
  3. Scheßlitz
  4. Schlüsselfeld
  1. Altendorf
  2. Bischberg
  3. Breitengüßbach
  4. Burgebrach
  5. Burgwindheim
  6. Buttenheim
  7. Ebrach
  8. Frensdorf
  9. Gerach
  10. Gundelsheim
  11. Heiligenstadt
  12. Hirschaid
  13. Kemmern
  14. Königsfeld
  15. Lauter
  16. Lisberg

  1. Litzendorf
  2. Memmelsdorf
  3. Oberhaid
  4. Pettstadt
  5. Pommersfelden
  6. Priesendorf
  7. Rattelsdorf
  8. Reckendorf
  9. Schönbrunn
  10. Stadelhofen
  11. Stegaurach
  12. Strullendorf
  13. Viereth-Trunstadt
  14. Walsdorf
  15. Wattendorf
  16. Zapfendorf

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