Böblingen (district)

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Böblingen
District
Baden-Württemberg BB.svg
Country  Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Adm. region Stuttgart
Capital Böblingen
Area
 • Total 617.86 km2 (238.56 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 367,208
 • Density 590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration BB
Website http://www.landkreis-boeblingen.de

Böblingen is a district (Kreis) in the middle of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from west clockwise) Calw, Enz, Ludwigsburg, (district) Stuttgart, and the districts Esslingen and Tübingen.

History[edit]

The district was created in 1938 as the successor of the Oberamt Böblingen, which dates back to the duchy of Württemberg. In 1973 the majority of the district Leonberg as well as a few municipalities of the district Calw were added to the district, and a few municipalities moved to the district Ludwigsburg.

Geography[edit]

A part of the district is located in the Black Forest, other landscapes covered are the Oberes Gäu and the Schönbuch. The highest elevation is the 626 m high Kühlenberg in the municipality Jettingen; the lowest point with 315 m is in the valley of the Glems at the northern boundary of the district.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms The deer antler in the top of the coat of arms is the symbol of Württemberg. Below is a banner (gonfanon) which is the symbol of the Counts of Tübingen.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Böblingen
  2. Herrenberg
  3. Holzgerlingen
  4. Leonberg
  5. Renningen
  6. Rutesheim
  7. Sindelfingen
  8. Waldenbuch
  9. Weil der Stadt
  1. Aidlingen
  2. Altdorf bei Böblingen
  3. Bondorf
  4. Deckenpfronn
  5. Ehningen
  6. Gärtringen
  7. Gäufelden
  8. Grafenau
  9. Hildrizhausen
  10. Jettingen
  11. Magstadt
  12. Mötzingen
  13. Nufringen
  14. Schönaich
  15. Steinenbronn
  16. Weil im Schönbuch
  17. Weissach
Administrative districts
  1. Aidlingen/Grafenau
  2. Gärtringen/Ehningen
  3. Herrenberg
  4. Holzgerlingen
  5. Oberes Gäu
  6. Waldenbuch-Steinenbronn

References[edit]

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Coordinates: 48°42′N 9°01′E / 48.7°N 9.01°E / 48.7; 9.01