Freising (district)

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Freising
District
Bavaria fs.png
Country  Germany
State Bavaria
Adm. region Oberbayern
Capital Freising
Area
 • Total 800 km2 (300 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 166,286
 • Density 210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration FS
Website lra-freising.bayern.de
Hop garden in the Hallertau

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.

History[edit]

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[edit]

Coat of arms The coat of arms displays:
  • the blue and white checked pattern of Bavaria
  • the rose from the arms of the medieval county of Moosburg
  • The "Freising Moor's head"

The Freising Moor's head[edit]

This is a controversial charge in the Coat of Arms, which could represent one of many different persons:

  • 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[edit]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Freising
  2. Moosburg
  1. Allershausen
  2. Attenkirchen
  3. Au in der Hallertau
  4. Eching
  5. Fahrenzhausen
  6. Gammelsdorf
  7. Haag an der Amper
  8. Hallbergmoos
  9. Hohenkammer
  10. Hörgertshausen
  11. Kirchdorf an der Amper
  1. Kranzberg
  2. Langenbach
  3. Marzling
  4. Mauern
  5. Nandlstadt
  6. Neufahrn bei Freising
  7. Paunzhausen
  8. Rudelzhausen
  9. Wang
  10. Wolfersdorf
  11. Zolling

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Coordinates: 48°30′N 11°50′E / 48.5°N 11.83°E / 48.5; 11.83