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Bayreuth (district)

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Bayreuth
Statistics
State:Bavaria
Capital:Bayreuth
Adm. Region:Oberfranken
Area:1273 km²
Inhabitants:109,200 (2001)
pop. density:86 inh./km²
Car identification:BT
Homepage:landkreis-bayreuth.de (http://www.landkreis-bayreuth.de)
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Map of Bavaria highlighting the district Bayreuth

Bayreuth is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It surrounds, but does not include the city of Bayreuth. The district is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Kulmbach, Hof, Wunsiedel, Tirschenreuth, Neustadt/Waldnaab, Amberg-Sulzbach, Nürnberger Land, Forchheim and Bamberg.

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History

The district was established in 1972 by merging the former districts of Bayreuth and Pegnitz.

Geography

The sources of the White Main and the Red Main are both located in the district. The Red Main rises in the very south in the hills of the Frankish Alb, the White Main has its source in the Fichtelgebirge mountains in the east. Both rivers run to the northwest, but do not meet within the district's borders.

The valley of the Red Main separates the two major geographical regions of the district from each other: the hilly countryside of the Frankish Alb and the much higher Fichtelgebirge.

Coat of arms

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Coat of arms

The arms display the heraldic eagle of the Hohenzollern dynasty together with the blue and white pattern of Bavaria.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bad Berneck
  2. Betzenstein
  3. Creussen
  4. Gefrees
  5. Goldkronach
  6. Hollfeld
  7. Pegnitz
  8. Pottenstein
  9. Waischenfeld
  1. Ahorntal
  2. Aufseß
  3. Bindlach
  4. Bischofsgrün
  5. Eckersdorf
  6. Emtmannsberg
  7. Fichtelberg
  8. Gesees
  9. Glashütten
  10. Haag
  11. Heinersreuth
  12. Hummeltal

  1. Kirchenpingarten
  2. Mehlmeisel
  3. Mistelbach
  4. Mistelgau
  5. Plankenfels
  6. Plech
  7. Prebitz
  8. Schnabelwaid
  9. Seybothenreuth
  10. Speichersdorf
  11. Warmensteinach
  12. Weidenberg

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