Regensburg (district)

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Regensburg
District
Bavaria r.png
Country  Germany
State Bavaria
Adm. region Oberpfalz
Capital Regensburg
Area
 • Total 1,396 km2 (539 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 184,344
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration R
Website landkreis-regensburg.de

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.

History[edit]

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.

Geography[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Hemau
  2. Neutraubling
  3. Wörth an der Donau
  1. Alteglofsheim
  2. Altenthann
  3. Aufhausen
  4. Bach an der Donau
  5. Barbing
  6. Beratzhausen
  7. Bernhardswald
  8. Brennberg
  9. Brunn
  10. Deuerling
  11. Donaustauf
  12. Duggendorf
  13. Eckmühl
  14. Hagelstadt
  15. Holzheim am Forst
  16. Kallmünz
  17. Köfering
  18. Laaber
  19. Lappersdorf
  20. Mintraching
  1. Mötzing
  2. Nittendorf
  3. Obertraubling
  4. Pentling
  5. Pettendorf
  6. Pfakofen
  7. Pfatter
  8. Pielenhofen
  9. Regenstauf
  10. Riekofen
  11. Schierling
  12. Sinzing
  13. Sünching
  14. Tegernheim
  15. Thalmassing
  16. Wenzenbach
  17. Wiesent
  18. Wolfsegg
  19. Zeitlarn

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Coordinates: 49°05′N 12°10′E / 49.08°N 12.17°E / 49.08; 12.17