|• Total||800 km2 (300 sq mi)|
|Population (31 December 2012)|
|• Density||210/km2 (540/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Freising is a district in Bavaria, Germany. Following a recent ranking of the German magazine FOCUS MONEY comparing all German districts it is number one concerning economic growth abilities. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Kelheim, Landshut, Erding, Munich, Dachau and Pfaffenhofen. The district is located north of the Munich metropolitan area. The Isar and Amper rivers run in parallel from southwest to northeast. North of the rivers there is the Hallertau, a hilly region mainly used for hop growing.
In the Holy Roman Empire, Freising was a clerical state ruled by the bishops. In 1803, when the clerical states of Germany were dissolved, the region was annexed by Bavaria.
Coat of arms
|The coat of arms displays:
The Freising Moor's head
- One of the three Magi (one of them is shown as a moor)
- Saints who were, or probably were, moors
- St. Corbinian, who was not a moor, but whose pictures might have become darker over time.
- Other person or meaning lost in time
It is important to note the crown on the moor's head, which probably indicated that the territory of the Bishop of Freising was autonomous.
Towns and municipalities
- "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). 31 December 2012.
- Media related to Landkreis Freising at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (German)
- Freising County Flag