Regen (district)

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Regen
District
Bavaria reg.png
Country  Germany
State Bavaria
Adm. region Niederbayern
Capital Regen
Area
 • Total 975 km2 (376 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 76,329
 • Density 78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration REG
Website landkreis-regen.de

Regen is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the south and clockwise) the districts of Freyung-Grafenau, Deggendorf, Straubing-Bogen and Cham, and by the Czech Republic (Plzeň Region).

History[edit]

The district was established in 1972 by merging the former districts of Regen and Viechtach.

Geography[edit]

The district is entirely located in the Bavarian Forest. It is named after the Regen river and its two headstreams, the Black Regen and the White Regen.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms The coat of arms displays:
  • the blue and white checked pattern of Bavaria
  • a glass, symbolising the glass industry
  • a pine tree, symbolising the Bavarian Forest
  • a tower, symbolising the castles in the district

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Regen
  2. Viechtach
  3. Zwiesel
  1. Achslach
  2. Arnbruck
  3. Bayerisch Eisenstein
  4. Bischofsmais
  5. Böbrach
  6. Bodenmais
  7. Drachselsried
  8. Frauenau
  9. Geiersthal
  10. Gotteszell
  1. Kirchberg im Wald
  2. Kirchdorf im Wald
  3. Kollnburg
  4. Langdorf
  5. Lindberg
  6. Patersdorf
  7. Prackenbach
  8. Rinchnach
  9. Ruhmannsfelden
  10. Teisnach
  11. Zachenberg

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Coordinates: 49°00′N 13°10′E / 49.0°N 13.17°E / 49.0; 13.17