Rems-Murr-Kreis

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Rems-Murr-Kreis
District
Baden-Württemberg WN.svg
Country  Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Adm. region Stuttgart
Capital Waiblingen
Area
 • Total 858.03 km2 (331.29 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 408,827
 • Density 480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration WN
Website http://www.rems-murr-kreis.de

Rems-Murr is a district (Kreis) in the middle of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Heilbronn, Schwäbisch Hall, Ostalbkreis, Göppingen, Esslingen, the district-free city Stuttgart and the district Ludwigsburg.

History[edit]

The district was created in 1973, when the district Waiblingen was merged with most of the district Backnang and few municipalities from the district Schwäbisch Gmünd.

Geography[edit]

The biggest part of the district is located in the Swabian-Franconian mountains (Schwäbisch-Fränkischer Wald). The two rivers Rems and Murr gave the district its name.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms The coat of arms shows a deer antler in the middle, the symbol of the former state of Württemberg. The two wavy blue lines above and below symbolize the two rivers Murr (in the north) and Rems (in the south) after which the district was named.

Twinning[edit]

Rems-Murr-Kreis is twinned with:

Cities and towns[edit]

Cities Administrative districts Towns
  1. Backnang
  2. Fellbach
  3. Murrhardt
  4. Schorndorf
  5. Waiblingen
  6. Weinstadt
  7. Welzheim
  8. Winnenden
  1. Backnang
  2. Plüderhausen-Urbach
  3. Schorndorf
  4. Sulzbach
  5. Welzheim
  6. Winnenden
  1. Alfdorf
  2. Allmersbach im Tal
  3. Althütte
  4. Aspach
  5. Auenwald
  6. Berglen
  7. Burgstetten
  8. Großerlach
  9. Kaisersbach
  10. Kernen
  11. Kirchberg an der Murr
  12. Korb
  1. Leutenbach
  2. Oppenweiler
  3. Plüderhausen
  4. Remshalden
  5. Rudersberg
  6. Schwaikheim
  7. Spiegelberg
  8. Sulzbach an der Murr
  9. Urbach
  10. Weissach im Tal
  11. Winterbach

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Coordinates: 48°55′N 9°32′E / 48.917°N 9.533°E / 48.917; 9.533