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Straubing-Bogen

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Straubing-Bogen
Statistics
State:Bavaria
Capital:Straubing
Adm. Region:Niederbayern
Area:1,202.24 km²
Inhabitants:95,242 (2000)
pop. density:79 inh./km²
Car identification:SR
Homepage:http://www.straubing-bogen.de
Map
Map of Bavaria highlighting the district Straubing-Bogen

Straubing-Bogen is a Kreis (district) in the eastern part of Bavaria, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Cham, Regen, Deggendorf, Dingolfing-Landau, Landshut and Regensburg. The district-free city Straubing is completely surrounded by the district.

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Geography

The main river in the district is the Danube, which crosses the district from the west to the east.

History

The district was created in 1972 by merging the previous districts Straubing and Bogen and parts of the district Mallersdorf.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms is based on the coat of arms of the former district Straubing. In the bottom are the blue-and-white diamonds as the symbol of Bavaria, as the Wittelsbach dynasty as the rulers of Bavaria originated in the area. Above them the wavy line symbolizes the river Danube. The grain ears in the top part stand of the mostly agricultural structure of the district. The Madonna in the middle was added after the merger with the district Bogen, and stands for the St. Mary pilgrimate in Bogenberg.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Municipalities
  1. Bogen
  2. Geiselhöring

Markt

  1. Mallersdorf-Pfaffenberg
  2. Mitterfels¹
  3. Schwarzach¹

¹ administrated in a Verwaltungsgemeinschaft

  1. Aiterhofen
  2. Hunderdorf
  3. Mitterfels
  4. Rain
  5. Schwarzach
  6. Stallwang
  7. Straßkirchen
  1. Feldkirchen
  2. Haibach
  3. Kirchroth
  4. Konzell
  5. Laberweinting
  6. Leiblfing
  7. Oberschneiding
  8. Parkstetten
  9. Rattenberg
  10. Sankt Englmar
  11. Steinach
  12. Wiesenfelden

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