Nürnberger Land

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Nürnberger Land
District
Bavaria lau.png
Country  Germany
State Bavaria
Adm. region Mittelfranken
Capital Lauf an der Pegnitz
Area
 • Total 800 km2 (300 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2013)[1]
 • Total 165,000
 • Density 210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration LAU, ESB, HEB, N, PEG
Website nuernberger-land.de

Nürnberger Land is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Forchheim, Bayreuth, Amberg-Sulzbach, Neumarkt, Roth and Erlangen-Höchstadt, and by the city of Nuremberg.

History[edit]

The district was established in 1972 by merging the former districts of Nuremberg, Hersbruck and Lauf, reuniting for the first time since 1789 most of the former lands of the Imperial City of Nuremberg.

Geography[edit]

The district includes the eastern metropolitan area of Nuremberg in the west and the hills of the Frankish Alb in the east. The Pegnitz River runs through the district, coming from the northeast and leaving to the west towards Nuremberg.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms The upper part of the coat of arms is identical to the city arms of Nuremberg. In the bottom part there is a water wheel representing the watermills on the river Pegnitz.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Altdorf bei Nürnberg
  2. Hersbruck
  3. Lauf an der Pegnitz
  4. Röthenbach an der Pegnitz
  5. Velden
  1. Alfeld
  2. Burgthann
  3. Engelthal
  4. Feucht
  5. Happurg
  6. Hartenstein
  7. Henfenfeld
  8. Kirchensittenbach
  9. Leinburg
  10. Neuhaus an der Pegnitz
  11. Neunkirchen am Sand
  1. Offenhausen
  2. Ottensoos
  3. Pommelsbrunn
  4. Reichenschwand
  5. Rückersdorf
  6. Schnaittach
  7. Schwaig
  8. Schwarzenbruck
  9. Simmelsdorf
  10. Vorra
  11. Winkelhaid

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Coordinates: 49°30′N 11°22′E / 49.500°N 11.367°E / 49.500; 11.367