Lörrach (district)

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Lörrach
District
Baden-Württemberg LÖ.svg
Country  Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Adm. region Freiburg
Capital Lörrach
Area
 • Total 806.81 km2 (311.51 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 220,606
 • Density 270/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration
Website http://www.landkreis-loerrach.de

Lörrach is a Kreis (district) in the south-west of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald and Waldshut. To the west it borders the French département Haut-Rhin; to the south the Swiss cantons Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft and Aargau.

History[edit]

In 1973 part of the district Müllheim and small parts of the district Säckingen were added to the district, which enlarged the district by about 25% to the current size.

Geography[edit]

The north-east of the district is part of the Hochschwarzwald, the highest part of the Black Forest. In the west is the Markgräfler Hügelland, in the south the Dinkelberg, both lower hilly areas. The Rhine river, which forms most of the district's southern and western border, is in a narrow valley until it spreads north of Basel in the much wider Oberrheinebene.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms The coat of arms of the Lörrach district can be blazoned as Per fess Argent a Demi Lion facing sinister Gules and in base per pale Or a Bend Gules and Azure a Bend Sinister wavy Argent. The lion in the top part of the coat of arms represents the Lords of Rötteln, who had their primary castle in Loerrach, Wiesental. The bottom-left shows the coat of Baden, as much of the district belonged to the Counts of Baden historically. The wavy line in the bottom-right represents the small river Wiese, which flows through the district.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Kandern
  2. Lörrach
  3. Rheinfelden
  4. Schönau im Schwarzwald
  5. Schopfheim
  6. Todtnau
  7. Weil am Rhein
  8. Zell im Wiesental
  1. Aitern
  2. Bad Bellingen
  3. Binzen
  4. Böllen
  5. Efringen-Kirchen
  6. Eimeldingen
  7. Fischingen
  8. Fröhnd
  9. Grenzach-Wyhlen
  10. Häg-Ehrsberg
  11. Hasel
  12. Hausen im Wiesental
  13. Inzlingen
  14. Kleines Wiesental
  1. Malsburg-Marzell
  2. Maulburg
  3. Rümmingen
  4. Schallbach
  5. Schliengen
  6. Schönenberg
  7. Schwörstadt
  8. Steinen
  9. Tunau
  10. Utzenfeld
  11. Wembach
  12. Wieden (Lörrach)
  13. Wittlingen

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: 47°39′N 7°42′E / 47.65°N 7.7°E / 47.65; 7.7