Garmisch-Partenkirchen (district)

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen
District
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Country  Germany
State Bavaria
Adm. region Oberbayern
Capital Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Area
 • Total 1,012 km2 (391 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 84,710
 • Density 84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration GAP
Website landratsamt-gap.de

Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the west and clockwise) the districts of Ostallgäu, Weilheim-Schongau and Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen, and by the Austrian state of Tyrol.

History[edit]

In medieval times the alpine lands were owned by the bishops of Freising and the abbots of Ettal Abbey. In 1803, when the clerical states of Germany were dissolved, the region was acquired by Bavaria.

Geography[edit]

The district is located in the Bavarian Alps and includes the highest mountain of Germany, the Zugspitze (2962 m). The highest peaks are grouped along the Austrian border, where the mountain ridges of the Wettersteingebirge and the Karwendelgebirge rise. Between them the Isar river runs northwards. North of these ridges there is a valley housing the tourist resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The valley together with the surrounding mountains is called the Werdenfelser Land. Further north the ridges of the Ammergebirge and the Estergebirge rise, which are still over 2000 m high. In the northernmost parts of the district there is alpine uplands (about 600 m high). Here the Staffelsee is located, a lake of 8 km².

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms The coat of arms displays:

Towns and municipalities[edit]

The district includes no towns. All places have the status of municipalities.

  1. Bad Bayersoien
  2. Bad Kohlgrub
  3. Eschenlohe
  4. Ettal
  5. Farchant
  6. Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  7. Grainau
  8. Großweil
  1. Krün
  2. Mittenwald
  3. Murnau am Staffelsee
  4. Oberammergau
  5. Oberau
  6. Ohlstadt
  7. Riegsee
  8. Saulgrub
  1. Schwaigen
  2. Seehausen am Staffelsee
  3. Spatzenhausen
  4. Uffing
  5. Unterammergau
  6. Wallgau

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Coordinates: 47°35′N 11°10′E / 47.58°N 11.17°E / 47.58; 11.17