Roth (district)

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Roth
Statistics
State:Bavaria
Capital:Roth
Adm. Region:Mittelfranken
Area:895 km²
Inhabitants:124,200 (2000)
pop. density:139 inh./km²
Car identification:RH
Homepage:landkreis-roth.de (http://www.landkreis-roth.de)
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Map of Bavaria highlighting the district Roth

Roth is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the northeast and clockwise) the districts of Nürnberger Land, Neumarkt, Eichstätt, Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen, Ansbach and Fürth, and the cities of Schwabach and Nuremberg.

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History

In medieval times the region was ruled by many lords. Brandenburg-Ansbach and Nuremberg owned possessions in this territory, and other parts were property of clerical states. When these clerical states were dissolved in 1803, the district fell to Bavaria.

The district was established in 1972 by merging the former districts of Roth, Schwabach and Hilpoltstein.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays:
  • the black and white pattern of the Hohenzollern family, symbolising Brandenburg-Ansbach
  • a bishop's staff, symbolising the clerical states
  • a rose from the arms of the city of Roth

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Abenberg
  2. Greding
  3. Heideck
  4. Hilpoltstein
  5. Roth
  6. Spalt
  1. Allersberg
  2. Büchenbach
  3. Georgensgmünd
  4. Kammerstein
  5. Rednitzhembach
  6. Rohr
  7. Röttenbach
  8. Schwanstetten
  9. Thalmässing
  10. Wendelstein

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