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Schwandorf (district)

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Schwandorf
Statistics
State:Bavaria
Capital:Schwandorf
Adm. Region:Oberpfalz
Area:1,472.88 km²
Inhabitants:143,343 (2000)
pop. density:93 inh./km²
Car identification:SAD
Homepage:landkreis-schwandorf.de (http://www.landkreis-schwandorf.de)
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Map of Bavaria highlighting the district Schwandorf

Schwandorf is a Kreis (district) in the east part of Bavaria, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise) Cham, Regensburg, Neumarkt, Amberg-Sulzbach, Neustadt (Waldnaab), and the Czech Plzen Region.

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Geography

The main rivers of the district are the Naab and the Regen.

History

The district was created in 1972 by merging the previous districts Burglengenfeld, Oberviechtach, Nabburg, Neunburg vorm Wald, and the previously district-free city Schwandorf.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms shows the lion of the Palatinate to the left. The tower in the right half symbolizes the many fortresses and castles in the district. The wavy line and the mill wheel in the bottom stand for the many rivers and the water mills in the district.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Markt Verwaltungsgemeinschaften free municipalities
  1. Burglengenfeld
  2. Maxhütte-Haidhof
  3. Nabburg¹
  4. Neunburg vorm Wald¹
  5. Nittenau
  6. Oberviechtach
  7. Pfreimd¹
  8. Schönsee¹
  9. Schwandorf
  10. Teublitz
  1. Bruck in der Oberpfalz
  2. Neukirchen-Balbini¹
  3. Wernberg-Köblitz
  4. Schwarzenfeld¹
  5. Schwarzhofen¹
  6. Winklarn¹
  1. Nabburg
  2. Neunburg vorm Wald
  3. Oberviechtach
  4. Pfreimd
  5. Schönsee
  6. Schwarzenfeld
  7. Wackersdorf
  1. Bodenwöhr
  2. Fensterbach
  3. Schmidgaden
¹ administrated within a Verwaltungsgemeinschaft

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