Alb-Donau-Kreis

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Alb-Donau
District
Baden-Württemberg UL (district).svg
Country  Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Adm. region Tübingen
Capital Ulm
Area
 • Total 1,357.32 km2 (524.06 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 187,123
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration UL
Website alb-donau-kreis.de

Alb-Donau-Kreis is a district in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is bounded by (from the south and clockwise) the districts of Biberach, Reutlingen, Göppingen and Heidenheim, the two Bavarian districts Günzburg and Neu-Ulm, and the city of Ulm.

History[edit]

The history of the region is linked with the history of Ulm and the Swabian Alb.

The district of Alb-Donau was established in 1973 by merging the former districts of Ulm and Ehingen.

Geography[edit]

The city of Ulm is surrounded by the district. It is the administrative seat of the Alb-Donau district, although it is not part of the district.

The district is named after the Danube River (German Donau) and the Swabian Alb (Schwäbische Alb) mountains. The Danube enters the district in the southwest, runs through the southern parts of the district and leaves eastwards to Ulm. North of the Danube banks the hills of the Swabian Alb rise. The hill chain extends from southwest to northeast parallel to the course of the Danube River and is continued on either side of the district. An affluent of the Danube, the Iller River, forms the southeastern border of the Alb-Donau district, before it meets the Danube in Ulm.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms

The coat of arms is identical to the coat of arms of the former district of Ulm. The eagle was the heraldic animal of the Free Imperial City of Ulm. The shield displays the deer antlers of Württemberg and the red and white stripes of the Austrian county of Burgau (which the southern parts of the district once belonged to).

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Blaubeuren
  2. Dietenheim
  3. Ehingen
  4. Erbach
  5. Laichingen
  6. Langenau
  7. Munderkingen
  8. Schelklingen

References[edit]

  1. ^ [Statistisches Bundesamt – Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31.12.2012 (XLS-Datei; 4,0 MB) (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011) "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31.12.2012"]. Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 12 November 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 48°24′N 9°51′E / 48.4°N 9.85°E / 48.4; 9.85