Freising (district)

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Freising
Statistics
State:Bavaria
Capital:Freising
Adm. Region:Oberbayern
Area:800 km²
Inhabitants:152,300 (2000)
pop. density:190 inh./km²
Car identification:FS
Homepage:lra-freising.bayern.de (http://www.lra-freising.bayern.de)
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Map of Bavaria highlighting the district Freising

Freising is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Kelheim, Landshut, Erding, Munich, Dachau and Pfaffenhofen.

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History

In the Holy Roman Empire Freising was a clerical state ruled by the bishops. In 1803, when the clerical states of Germany were dissolved, the region was annexed by Bavaria.

Geography

The district is located north of the Munich metropolitan area. The Isar and Amper rivers run in parallel from southwest to northeast. North of the rivers there is the Hallertau, a hilly region mainly used for hop growing.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The coat of arms displays:
  • the blue and white checked pattern of Bavaria
  • the rose from the arms of the medieval county of Moosburg
  • The "Freising Moor's head",



The Freising Moor's head

It is a controversial charge in the Coat of Arms, which could represent one of many different persons:

  • One of the three Magi (one of them is shown as a moor);
  • Saints there were, or probably were, moors
    • St. Mauritius
    • St. Zeno
    • St. Sigismund (mixed up with St. Mauritius);
  • St. Corbinian, who was not a moor, but whose pictures might have become darker over.
  • Other person or meaning lost in time


It is important to note the crown in the moor's head, which probably indicated that the territory of the Bishop of Freising was autonomous.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Freising
  2. Moosburg
  1. Allershausen
  2. Attenkirchen
  3. Au in der Hallertau
  4. Eching
  5. Fahrenzhausen
  6. Gammelsdorf
  7. Haag
  8. Hallbergmoos
  9. Hohenkammer
  10. Hörgertshausen
  11. Kirchdorf

  1. Kranzberg
  2. Langenbach
  3. Marzling
  4. Mauern
  5. Nandlstadt
  6. Neufahrn
  7. Paunzhausen
  8. Rudelzhausen
  9. Wang
  10. Wolfersdorf
  11. Zolling

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