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Schweinfurt (district)

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Schweinfurt
Statistics
State:Bavaria
Capital:Schweinfurt
Adm. Region:Unterfranken
Area:841.29 km²
Inhabitants:116,717 (2001)
pop. density:135 inh./km²
Car identification:SW
Homepage:landkreis-schweinfurt.de (http://www.landkreis-schweinfurt.de)
Map
Map of Bavaria highlighting the district Schweinfurt

Schweinfurt is a Kreis (district) in the northwestern part of Bavaria, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Bad Kissingen, Rhön-Grabfeld, Haßberge, Bamberg, Kitzingen, Würzburg and Main-Spessart. The district-free city Schweinfurt is completely surrounded by the district.

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Geography

Main rivers in the district are the Main and the Wern. It is located between several hill chains - Haßberge to the east, the Rhön in the northwest, the Spessart to the west and the Steigerwald in the southeast.

History

The area of the district became part of Bavaria in 1814. In 1972 the previous district Gerolzhofen was merged with the district.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms shows the imperial eagle in the top part as a symbol of the former imperial city Schweinfurt. The bottom part of the coat of arms shows the symbol of the clerical state of Würzburg, which ruled a big part of the district until 1803.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Verwaltungsgemeinschaften free municipalities
  1. Gerolzhofen¹

Markt

  1. Oberschwarzach¹
  2. Stadtlauringen
  3. Werneck

¹ administrated within a
Verwaltungsgemeinschaft

  1. Gerolzhofen
  2. Schwanfeld
  1. Bergrheinfeld
  2. Dittelbrunn
  3. Euerbach
  4. Geldersheim
  5. Gochsheim
  6. Grafenrheinfeld
  7. Grettstadt
  8. Kolitzheim
  9. Niederwerrn
  10. Poppenhausen
  11. Röthlein
  12. Schonungen
  13. Schwebheim
  14. Sennfeld
  15. Üchtelhausen
  16. Waigolshausen
  17. Wasserlosen

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