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Ludwigsburg (district)

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Ludwigsburg
Statistics
State:Baden-Württemberg
Capital:Ludwigsburg
Adm. Region:Stuttgart
Area:687.17 km²
Inhabitants:506,267 (2002)
pop. density:735 inh./km²
Car identification:LB
Homepage:http://www.landkreis-ludwigsburg.de
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Map of Baden-Württemberg highlighting the district Ludwigsburg

Ludwigsburg is a district (Kreis) in the middle of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Heilbronn, Rems-Murr, the district-free city Stuttgart, and the districts Böblingen and Enzkreis.

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History

The district dates back to the Oberamt Ludwigsburg, which was created by the dukedom Württemberg in the beginning of the 19th century. After several small changes during the century, it was converted into a district in 1938. Several municipalities of the dissolved Oberämter Besigheim, Marbach und Waiblingen were added to the newly formed district.

During the communal reform of 1973 the district gained about half of the dissolved district Vaihingen, and some few municipalities from the districts Backnang and Leonberg.


Geography

The main river in the districts is the Neckar, which divides the district into a big western part and a smaller eastern part.

Partnerships

Starting in 1990 the district has a partnership with the district Chemnitzer Land in Saxony. Even older is the partnership with the region Upper Galilee in Israel. Since 1992 the district has a partnershop with the Hungarian Komitat Pest, however the official signing of the partnership contract did take place in 2002. A friendship exists with the city Yichang in the province Hubei, China.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The imperial eagle in the coat of arms is taken from the arms of the city Markgröningen, which was an imperial city. It was later adopted by the city Ludwigsburg as well. The deer antler above the eagle is the symbol of Württemberg.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Verwaltungsgemeinschaften Municipalities
  1. Asperg
  2. Besigheim
  3. Bietigheim-Bissingen
  4. Bönnigheim
  5. Ditzingen
  6. Freiberg (Neckar)
  7. Gerlingen
  8. Großbottwar
  9. Korntal-Münchingen
  10. Kornwestheim
  11. Ludwigsburg (Württemberg)
  12. Marbach (Neckar)
  13. Markgröningen
  14. Oberriexingen
  15. Sachsenheim
  16. Steinheim (Murr)
  17. Vaihingen (Enz)
  1. Besigheim
  2. Bietigheim-Bissingen
  3. Bönnigheim
  4. Freiberg
  5. Marbach am Neckar
  6. Schwieberdingen-Hemmingen
  7. Steinheim-Murr
  8. Vaihingen
  1. Affalterbach
  2. Benningen (Neckar)
  3. Eberdingen
  4. Erdmannhausen
  5. Erligheim
  6. Freudental
  7. Gemmrigheim
  8. Hemmingen
  9. Hessigheim
  10. Ingersheim
  11. Kirchheim (Neckar)
  12. Löchgau
  13. Möglingen
  14. Mundelsheim
  15. Murr
  16. Oberstenfeld
  17. Pleidelsheim
  18. Remseck (Neckar)
  19. Schwieberdingen
  20. Sersheim
  21. Tamm
  22. Walheim

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