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Tirschenreuth (district)

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Tirschenreuth
Statistics
State:Bavaria
Capital:Tirschenreuth
Adm. Region:Oberpfalz
Area:1,085.08 km²
Inhabitants:79,993 (2000)
pop. density:74 inh./km²
Car identification:TIR
Homepage:landkreis-tirschenreuth.de (http://www.landkreis-tirschenreuth.de)
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Map of Bavaria highlighting the district Tirschenreuth

Tirschenreuth is a Kreis (district) in the northeastern part of Bavaria, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise) Neustadt (Waldnaab), Bayreuth and Wunsiedel. To the east is the Czech Hradec Kralove Region.

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Geography

The district is located in the hills of the Fichtelgebirge. Main rivers in the district are the Waldnaab and the Fichtelnaab.

History

The district was formed in 1972 by merging the previous districts Tirschenreuth and Kemnath.


Coat of arms

The golden lion in the left of the coat of arms is the symbol if the Palatinate. The red dragon in the right is the symbol of the Waldsassen monastery, and symbolizes the margravate of Diepolding. Only the upper part of the dragon is shown (while the monastery had the full dragon as their symbol), to symbolize that the status of the monastery was reduced in 1803 from an imperial monastery to a subordinate of the Palatinate. The blue bar in the bottom right is the symbol of the landgraves of Leuchtenberg, parts of the historically owned by them was included into the district in 1972.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Markt Verwaltungsgemeinschaften free municipalities
  1. Bärnau
  2. Erbendorf
  3. Kemnath¹
  4. Mitterteich¹
  5. Tirschenreuth
  6. Waldershof
  7. Waldsassen
  1. Falkenberg¹
  2. Fuchsmühl
  3. Konnersreuth
  4. Mähring
  5. Neualbenreuth
  6. Plößberg
  7. Wiesau¹
  1. Kemnath
  2. Krummennaab
  3. Mitterteich
  4. Neusorg
  5. Wiesau
  1. Friedenfels
  2. Immenreuth
  3. Kulmain
¹ administrated inside a Verwaltungsgemeinschaft

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