Emmendingen (district)

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Emmendingen
District
Baden-Württemberg EM.svg
Country  Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Adm. region Freiburg
Capital Emmendingen
Area
 • Total 679.93 km2 (262.52 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 157,399
 • Density 230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration EM
Website http://www.landkreis-emmendingen.de

Emmendingen is a district (Kreis) in the west of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighbouring districts are (from north clockwise) Ortenaukreis, Schwarzwald-Baar, Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald and the district-free city Freiburg. To the west it borders the French département Bas-Rhin.

History[edit]

The district dates back to the Bezirksamt Emmendingen, which was created in 1803 when the area became part of Baden. After several additions it was converted into the district Emmendingen in 1936, when it was merged with the Amt Waldkirch. In the communal reform of 1973 the district wasn't changed - at first it was planned to merge it with the district Lahr, but that was merged into the Ortenaukreis instead.

Geography[edit]

The western part of the district is located in the upper Rhine valley, including the small volcanic mountain Kaiserstuhl. This extinct volcano is one of the climatic best regions of Germany, with wine grapes growing on its sunny slopes. The eastern part of the district belongs to the Black Forest.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms The left side of the coat of arms show the symbol of Baden. The six-topped mountain in the top right is the symbol of the Lords of Schwarzenberg, who ruled over the land around Elzach and Waldkirch; the wing in the bottom right is the symbol of the Lords of Üsenberg, who owned the land around Endingen, Herbolzheim and Kenzingen.

Cities and towns[edit]

Cities Towns
  1. Elzach
  2. Emmendingen
  3. Endingen (Kaiserstuhl)
  4. Herbolzheim
  5. Kenzingen
  6. Waldkirch
  1. Bahlingen (Kaiserstuhl)
  2. Biederbach
  3. Denzlingen
  4. Forchheim am Kaiserstuhl
  5. Freiamt
  6. Gutach im Breisgau
  7. Malterdingen
  8. Reute (Breisgau)
  9. Rheinhausen (Breisgau)
  10. Riegel am Kaiserstuhl
  11. Sasbach am Kaiserstuhl
  12. Sexau
  13. Simonswald
  14. Teningen
  15. Vörstetten
  16. Weisweil
  17. Winden im Elztal
  18. Wyhl (Kaiserstuhl)
Administrative districts
  1. Denzlingen-Vörstetten-Reute
  2. Elzach
  3. Emmendingen
  4. Kenzingen-Herbolzheim
  5. Nördlicher Kaiserstuhl
  6. Waldkirch

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°06′N 7°48′E / 48.1°N 7.8°E / 48.1; 7.8