Pinneberg (district)

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Pinneberg
District
Flag of Pinneberg
Flag
Coat of arms of Pinneberg
Coat of arms
Schleswig-Holstein PI.svg
Country  Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
Capital Pinneberg
Area
 • Total 664 km2 (256 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 298,826
 • Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration PI
Website kreis-pinneberg.de

Pinneberg is a district in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is bounded by (from the northwest and clockwise) the districts of Steinburg and Segeberg, the city (and state) of Hamburg and the state of Lower Saxony (district Stade).

History[edit]

The district is roughly identical to the former county of Holstein-Pinneberg. It was established by the Prussian administration in 1867. Since then there has been a continuous loss of territory to the neighbouring cities of Altona (later itself a part of Hamburg), Hamburg and Norderstedt. The island of Heligoland, formerly a district by itself, joined the district in 1932.

Geography[edit]

The district is situated on the northern bank of the Elbe River. While Pinneberg is the smallest district within Schleswig-Holstein, it has the most inhabitants. Due to the growing Hamburg metropolitan area the population is still increasing. The district consists mainly of the northwestern suburbs of Hamburg. Although the district of Pinneberg has no access to the sea, the islet of Heligoland became a part of this district in 1932.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms of Pinneberg district The coat of arms displays a fir tree inside a white nettle-leaf. The leaf is from the arms of the county of Holstein-Schauenburg. The tree symbolises the forestry in the district.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Independent towns Independent municipalities
  1. Barmstedt
  2. Elmshorn
  3. Pinneberg
  4. Quickborn
  5. Schenefeld
  6. Tornesch
  7. Uetersen
  8. Wedel
  1. Bönningstedt
  2. Halstenbek
  3. Hasloh
  4. Heligoland
  5. Rellingen
Ämter
  1. Klein Nordende
  2. Klein Offenseth-Sparrieshoop
  3. Kölln-Reisiek
  4. Raa-Besenbek
  5. Seester
  6. Seestermühe
  7. Seeth-Ekholt
  1. Haselau
  2. Haseldorf1
  3. Hetlingen
  1. Bokel
  2. Brande-Hörnerkirchen1
  3. Osterhorn
  4. Westerhorn
  1. Appen
  2. Groß Nordende
  3. Heidgraben
  4. Heist
  5. Holm
  6. Moorrege1
  7. Neuendeich
  1. Borstel-Hohenraden
  2. Ellerbek
  3. Kummerfeld
  4. Prisdorf
  5. Tangstedt
  1. Bevern
  2. Bilsen
  3. Bokholt-Hanredder
  4. Bullenkuhlen
  5. Ellerhoop
  6. Groß Offenseth-Aspern
  7. Heede
  8. Hemdingen
  9. Langeln
  10. Lutzhorn
1seat of the Amt

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Kreis Pinneberg at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 53°45′N 9°45′E / 53.75°N 9.75°E / 53.75; 9.75