Biberach (district)

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Biberach
District
Baden-Württemberg BC.svg
Country  Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Adm. region Tübingen
Capital Biberach (Riss)
Area
 • Total 1,409.83 km2 (544.34 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 187,747
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration BC
Website biberach.de

Biberach [ˈbiːbərax] is a district in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is bounded by (from the south and clockwise) the districts of Ravensburg, Sigmaringen, Reutlingen and Alb-Donau, and the Bavarian districts Neu-Ulm, Unterallgäu and the district-free city Memmingen. The major towns in the district of Biberach are Biberach an der Riss, Riedlingen, Ochsenhausen and Laupheim.

Geography[edit]

The district consists of hilly countryside between the rivers of the Danube and the Iller. The Danube crosses the district in its westernmost part from south to north. The Iller forms the eastern border of the district. Another river is the Riss, an affluent of the Danube crossing the district from south to north.

The Federsee is a small lake in the southwest of the district. Its area is only 1.4 km², but it is famous for Neolithic findings and rare birds.

Media[edit]

The local newspaper is the Schwäbische Zeitung("Swabian Newspaper"). Biberach has also a film festival for German films which celebrated its 31st anniversary in 2009.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms

The imperial eagle symbolizes the imperial city of Biberach. Originally the coat of arms of the city showed an eagle as well as a beaver as a canting symbol. In 1488 the coat of arms of the city was changed to show only the beaver. The crosier symbolises the monasteries of the region.

Cities and towns[edit]

Cities Towns
  1. Bad Buchau
  2. Bad Schussenried
  3. Biberach (Riss)
  4. Laupheim
  5. Ochsenhausen
  6. Riedlingen
  1. Achstetten
  2. Alleshausen
  3. Allmannsweiler
  4. Altheim
  5. Attenweiler
  6. Berkheim
  7. Betzenweiler
  8. Burgrieden
  9. Dettingen
  10. Dürmentingen
  11. Dürnau
  12. Eberhardzell
  13. Erlenmoos
  14. Erolzheim
  15. Ertingen
  16. Gutenzell-Hürbel
  17. Hochdorf
  18. Ingoldingen
  19. Kanzach
  1. Kirchberg an der Iller
  2. Kirchdorf an der Iller
  3. Langenenslingen
  4. Maselheim
  5. Mietingen
  6. Mittelbiberach
  7. Moosburg
  8. Oggelshausen
  9. Rot
  10. Schemmerhofen
  11. Schwendi
  12. Seekirch
  13. Steinhausen
  14. Tannheim
  15. Tiefenbach
  16. Ummendorf
  17. Unlingen
  18. Uttenweiler
  19. Wain
  20. Warthausen

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°05′N 9°50′E / 48.08°N 9.83°E / 48.08; 9.83