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Neckar-Odenwald

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Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis
Statistics
State:Baden-Württemberg
Capital:Mosbach
Adm. Region:Karlsruhe
Area:1,126.34 km²
Inhabitants:150,462 (2002)
pop. density:134 inh./km²
Car identification:MOS
Homepage:http://www.neckar-odenwald-kreis.de
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Map of Baden-Württemberg highlighting the district Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis

Neckar-Odenwald is a district (Kreis) in the north of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from east clockwise) Main-Tauber, Hohenlohekreis, Heilbronn, Rhein-Neckar, and the district Odenwaldkreis in Hesse.

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History

The district was created in 1973 by merging the previous districts Buchen and Mosbach. At first it was named Odenwaldkreis, however to avoid confusion with the neighboring district in Hesse with the same name it was renamed in 1974 to be Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis.

Geography

As the name already suggests the district is located in the Odenwald mountains, with the highest elevation at the Katzenbuckel (626 m) near Waldbrunn in the west of the district. The main river of the district is the Neckar.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The coat of arms show the symbols of the two historic rulers of the district. To the left is the blue-white checkered symbol of the Wittelsbach family as owner of the Palatinate, to the right is the wheel of Mainz.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Adelsheim
  2. Buchen (Odenwald)
  3. Mosbach
  4. Osterburken
  5. Ravenstein
  6. Walldürn
  1. Aglasterhausen
  2. Billigheim
  3. Binau
  4. Elztal
  5. Fahrenbach
  6. Hardheim
  7. Haßmersheim
  8. Höpfingen
  9. Hüffenhardt
  10. Limbach
  11. Mudau
  12. Neckargerach
  13. Neckarzimmern
  14. Neunkirchen bei Mosbach
  15. Obrigheim
  16. Rosenberg (Baden)
  17. Schefflenz
  18. Schwarzach
  19. Seckach
  20. Waldbrunn
  21. Zwingenberg
Verwaltungsgemeinschaften
  1. Hardheim-Walldürn
  2. Haßmersheim
  3. Kleiner Odenwald
  4. Limbach
  5. Mosbach
  6. Neckargerach-Waldbrunn
  7. Osterburken
  8. Schefflenztal
  9. Seckachtal

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