Fürth (district)

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Fürth
District
Bavaria fue.png
Country  Germany
State Bavaria
Adm. region Mittelfranken
Capital Zirndorf; Fürth gives the name
Area
 • Total 308 km2 (119 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 113,959
 • Density 370/km2 (960/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration
Website landkreis-fuerth.de

Fürth is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the east and clockwise) the cities of Fürth and Nuremberg, and by the districts of Roth, Ansbach, Neustadt (Aisch)-Bad Windsheim and Erlangen-Höchstadt.

History[edit]

In the 13th and most of the 14th century the region was a regional centre of the Hohenzollern state. The Cadolzburg (a castle west of Nuremberg) was the seat of the local rulers.

The present district was established in 1972.

In 2003 the administrative seat was moved from Fürth to Zirndorf. (Nonetheless, Fürth remains the official capital of the district.)

Geography[edit]

Map of the district Fürth

The district is occupied by the western Nuremberg metropolitan area.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms
  • The eagle is the heraldic bird of Brandenburg (in medieval times the region was a part of Brandenburg-Ansbach)
  • The red and white bars are from the arms of Nuremberg
  • Ear and cogwheel are symbols for agriculture and industry

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Langenzenn
  2. Oberasbach
  3. Stein
  4. Zirndorf
  1. Ammerndorf
  2. Cadolzburg
  3. Großhabersdorf
  4. Obermichelbach
  5. Puschendorf
  6. Roßtal
  7. Seukendorf
  8. Tuchenbach
  9. Veitsbronn
  10. Wilhermsdorf

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 49°25′N 10°50′E / 49.417°N 10.833°E / 49.417; 10.833