Regensburg is an administrative district (German: Landkreis) in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Schwandorf, Cham, Straubing-Bogen, Kelheim and Neumarkt. The city of Regensburg is enclosed by, but does not belong to the district; it is nonetheless its administrative seat.
The region became a part of Bavaria in the late 12th century, when the line of the counts of Regensburg and Stefling came to an end. While Regensburg became a Free Imperial City (meaning subordinate to the emperor only), the surrounding lands were Bavarian property.
While the district dates back to medieval times, its present shape was established in 1972.
The district is located on either side of the Danube. Another major river is the Regen which joins the Danube in Regensburg. In its northernmost parts the district is occupied by the foothills of the Bavarian Forest.
Coat of arms 
||The coat of arms displays:
- the blue and white checked pattern of Bavaria
- the red and white arms of the Regensburg abbey
- the red cross from the arms of Prüfening Abbey
Towns and municipalities 
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Coordinates: 49°05′N 12°10′E / 49.08°N 12.17°E