Roth (district)

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Roth
District
Bavaria rh.png
Country  Germany
State Bavaria
Adm. region Mittelfranken
Capital Roth
Area
 • Total 895 km2 (346 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 123,168
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration RH
Website landkreis-roth.de

Roth is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the northeast and clockwise) the districts of Nürnberger Land, Neumarkt, Eichstätt, Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen, Ansbach and Fürth, and the cities of Schwabach and Nürnberg.

In medieval times the region was ruled by many lords. Brandenburg-Ansbach and Nürnberg owned possessions in this territory, and other parts were property of clerical states. When these clerical states were dissolved in 1803, the district fell to Bavaria.

The district was established in 1972 by merging the former districts of Roth, Schwabach and Hilpoltstein.

Coat of arms[edit]

The coat of arms displays:
  • the black and white pattern of the Hohenzollern family, symbolising Brandenburg-Ansbach
  • a bishop's staff, symbolising the clerical states
  • a rose from the arms of the city of Roth

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Abenberg
  2. Greding
  3. Heideck
  4. Hilpoltstein
  5. Roth
  6. Spalt
  1. Allersberg
  2. Büchenbach
  3. Georgensgmünd
  4. Kammerstein
  5. Rednitzhembach
  6. Rohr
  7. Röttenbach
  8. Schwanstetten
  9. Thalmässing
  10. Wendelstein

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Coordinates: 49°15′N 11°05′E / 49.25°N 11.08°E / 49.25; 11.08