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Pfaffenhofen (district)

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Pfaffenhofen
Statistics
State:Bavaria
Capital:Pfaffenhofen
Adm. Region:Oberbayern
Area:760 km²
Inhabitants:111,700 (2000)
pop. density:147 inh./km²
Car identification:PAF
Homepage:landkreis-pfaffenhofen.de (http://www.landkreis-pfaffenhofen.de/)
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Map of Bavaria highlighting the district Pfaffenhofen

Pfaffenhofen is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the south and clockwise) the districts of Eichstätt, Kelheim, Freising, Dachau and Neuburg-Schrobenhausen, and the city of Ingolstadt.

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History

In early medieval times the region was partially property of the powerful monasteries of Ilmmünster and Münchsmünster, and partially divided into tiny secular states. One of those states was the county of Scheyern. The counts were ancestors of the Wittelsbach family, who in 1180 became rulers of Bavaria. From that time on the region was a part of Bavaria.

The district of Pfaffenhofen was established in 1972 by merging several former districts.

Geography

The district is located in the Hallertau Plains between the Isar and Danube rivers. The Danube crosses the northernmost part of the district.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays:
  • the blue and white checked pattern of Bavaria
  • a cross symbolising the monastery of Scheyern
  • a branch of hops

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Geisenfeld
  2. Pfaffenhofen
  3. Vohburg
  1. Baar-Ebenhausen
  2. Ernsgaden
  3. Gerolsbach
  4. Hettenshausen
  5. Hohenwart
  6. Ilmmünster
  7. Jetzendorf
  8. Manching

  1. Münchsmünster
  2. Pörnbach
  3. Reichertshausen
  4. Reichertshofen
  5. Rohrbach
  6. Scheyern
  7. Schweitenkirchen
  8. Wolnzach

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