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Weilheim-Schongau

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Weilheim-Schongau
Statistics
State:Bavaria
Capital:Weilheim
Adm. Region:Oberbayern
Area:966.22 km²
Inhabitants:127,018 (2000)
pop. density:131 inh./km²
Car identification:WM
Homepage:http://www.weilheim-schongau.de
Map
Map of Bavaria highlighting the district Weilheim-Schongau

Weilheim-Schongau is a Kreis (district) in the south of Bavaria, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Landsberg, Starnberg, Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen, Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Ostallgäu.

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Geography

The district is located in the northern foothills of the Alps. The main rivers of the district are the Lech and the Ammer. The Ammersee and the Starnberger See are at the northern boundary of the district.

History

The district was formed in 1972 by merging the former districts Weilheim and Schongau, and one municipality from the former district Marktoberdorf.

Coat of arms

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Coat of arms

The coat of arms combines the symbols of the two precursor districts. The lion in top as the symbol of the Hohenstaufen dynasty was taken from the coat of arms of the district Weilheim. The crosier and the mining tools in the bottom are derived from the coat of arms of the district Schongau, symbolizing both the important monasteries as well as the coal mining in the district.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Verwaltungsgemeinschaften free municipalities
  1. Penzberg
  2. Schongau
  3. Weilheim
  1. Altenstadt
  2. Bernbeuren
  3. Habach
  4. Huglfing
  5. Pähl-Raisting
  6. Rottenbuch
  7. Seeshaupt
  8. Steingaden
  1. Bernried
  2. Hohenpeißenberg
  3. Polling
  4. Wessobrunn
  5. Wielenbach
Markt
  1. Peißenberg
  2. Peiting

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