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Freudenstadt (district)

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Freudenstadt
Statistics
State:Baden-Württemberg
Capital:Freudenstadt
Adm. Region:Karlsruhe
Area:870.68 km²
Inhabitants:122,292 (2002)
pop. density:140 inh./km²
Car identification:FDS
Homepage:http://www.landkreis-freudenstadt.de
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Map of Baden-Württemberg highlighting the district Freudenstadt

Freudenstadt is a district (Kreis) in the middle of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Rastatt, Calw, Tübingen, Zollernalbkreis, Rottweil and the Ortenaukreis.

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History

The district was created in 1938 as the successor of the Oberamt Freudenstadt which dates back to 1806. In 1973 it was merged with the majority of the neighboring district Horb, and some small parts of the districts Wolfach and Hechingen.

Geography

The district is located in the middle part of the Black Forest mountains. The river Neckar flows through the southeast of the district.

Coat of arms

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Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays a capercaillie, which once was quite common in the area. The colors yellow and black are chosen as they are the colors of Württemberg.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Alpirsbach
  2. Dornstetten
  3. Freudenstadt
  4. Horb (Neckar)
  1. Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach
  2. Baiersbronn
  3. Betzweiler-Wälde
  4. Empfingen
  5. Eutingen (Gäu)
  6. Glatten
  7. Grömbach
  8. Loßburg
  9. Pfalzgrafenweiler
  10. Schopfloch
  11. Seewald
  12. Waldachtal
  13. Wörnersberg
Verwaltungsgemeinschaften
  1. Dornstetten
  2. Freudenstadt
  3. Horb
  4. Loßburg
  5. Pfalzgrafenweiler

External links

  • Official website (http://www.landkreis-freudenstadt.de) (German, English, French)


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Rural and urban districts in Baden-Württemberg

Alb-Donau | Baden-Baden | Biberach | Bodenseekreis | Böblingen | Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald | Calw | Constance | Emmendingen | Enzkreis | Esslingen | Freiburg | Freudenstadt | Göppingen | Heidelberg | Heidenheim | Heilbronn (city) | Heilbronn (district) | Hohenlohekreis | Karlsruhe (city) | Karlsruhe (district) | Lörrach | Ludwigsburg | Main-Tauber | Mannheim | Neckar-Odenwald | Ortenaukreis | Ostalbkreis | Pforzheim | Rastatt | Ravensburg | Rems-Murr | Reutlingen | Rhein-Neckar | Rottweil | Schwarzwald-Baar | Schwäbisch Hall | Sigmaringen | Stuttgart | Tuttlingen | Tübingen | Ulm | Waldshut | Zollernalbkreis
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