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Ravensburg (district)

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Ravensburg
Statistics
State:Baden-Württemberg
Capital:Ravensburg
Adm. Region:Tübingen
Area:1,631.72 km²
Inhabitants:271,450 (2002)
pop. density:166 inh./km²
Car identification:RV
Homepage:http://www.landkreis-ravensburg.de
Map
Map of Baden-Württemberg highlighting the district Ravensburg

Ravensburg is a district (Kreis) in the south-east of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from south-west clockwise) Bodenseekreis, Sigmaringen and Biberach, the Bavarian urban districtMemmingen and the districts Unterallgäu, Oberallgäu and Lindau.

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History

The district dates back to the Oberamt Ravensburg, which was created in 1810 when the previously free imperial city Ravensburg and the surrounding area became part of Württemberg. In 1938 the Oberamt was converted into a district, most of the Oberamt Waldsee was merged into the new district. In 1973 the district Wangen was merged into the district, together with a few municipalities from the district Saulgau, Überlingen and Biberach.

Geography

The landscape in the district are the hills of the Oberschwäbischen Hügelland and the Westallgäuer Hügelland.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms

The coat of arms show a lion, the symbol of the Welfen family. This family had their center in Ravensburg, before the area went to the Hohenstaufen family.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Verwaltungsgemeinschaften Municipalities
  1. Aulendorf
  2. Bad Waldsee
  3. Bad Wurzach
  4. Isny (Allgäu)
  5. Leutkirch (Allgäu)
  6. Ravensburg
  7. Wangen (Allgäu)
  8. Weingarten
  1. Altshausen
  2. Bad Waldsee
  3. Gullen
  4. Leutkirch
  5. Mittleres Schussental
  6. Vogt
  7. Wangen
  8. Wilhelmsdorf
  9. Fronreute-Wolpertswende
  1. Achberg
  2. Aichstetten
  3. Aitrach
  4. Altshausen
  5. Amtzell
  6. Argenbühl
  7. Baienfurt
  8. Baindt
  9. Berg (Ravensburg)
  10. Bergatreute
  11. Bodnegg
  12. Boms
  13. Ebenweiler
  14. Ebersbach-Musbach
  15. Eichstegen
  16. Fleischwangen

  1. Fronreute
  2. Grünkraut
  3. Guggenhausen
  4. Horgenzell
  5. Hoßkirch
  6. Kißlegg
  7. Königseggwald
  8. Riedhausen
  9. Schlier
  10. Unterwaldhausen
  11. Vogt
  12. Waldburg
  13. Wilhelmsdorf
  14. Wolfegg
  15. Wolpertswende

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