Südliche Weinstraße

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Südliche Weinstraße
District
Coat of arms of Südliche Weinstraße
Coat of arms
Rhineland-Palatinate SÜW.svg
Country  Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
Capital Landau
Area
 • Total 639.89 km2 (247.06 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 108,752
 • Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration SÜW
Website suedliche-weinstrasse.de

Südliche Weinstraße is a district (Kreis) in the south of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from west clockwise) Südwestpfalz, Bad Dürkheim, the district-free city Neustadt (Weinstraße), Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis, Germersheim, and the French département Bas-Rhin. The district-free city Landau is surrounded by the district.

History[edit]

On May 27, 1832 the Hambacher Fest took place in the castle of Hambach, an event which marks the beginning of the German democracy. The district was formed in 1969 by merging the districts Landau and Bergzabern. At first the name of the new district was Landau-Bad Bergzabern, it was renamed to Südliche Weinstraße in 1978.

Geography[edit]

The district is named after the first touristic route built in Germany in the 1930s, the German Wine Route (Deutsche Weinstraße). It starts in Bockenheim an der Weinstraße, goes through Bad Dürkheim, Deidesheim, and after 85 kilometers ends in Schweigen-Rechtenbach (near Bad Bergzabern).

The river Lauter forms part of the boundary with France in the south.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms The coat of arms is very similar to the one of the previous district Landau. In the top-left is the lion of the Electorate of the Palatinate. The white bar in the middle symbolizes the Weinstraße, the touristic route which gave the district its name. The bottom-right show two bunches of grapes, again symbolizing the route. The cross stands for Speyer, as the diocese of Speyer owned land in the district historically. The crown in the middle is taken from the coat of arms of the Bad Bergzabern district, symbolizing the Trifels and Annweiler areas.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Verbandsgemeinden
  1. Albersweiler
  2. Annweiler am Trifels1, 2
  3. Dernbach
  4. Eußerthal
  5. Gossersweiler-Stein
  6. Münchweiler am Klingbach
  7. Ramberg
  8. Rinnthal
  9. Silz
  10. Völkersweiler
  11. Waldhambach
  12. Waldrohrbach
  13. Wernersberg
  1. Bad Bergzabern1, 2
  2. Barbelroth
  3. Birkenhördt
  4. Böllenborn
  5. Dierbach
  6. Dörrenbach
  7. Gleiszellen-Gleishorbach
  8. Hergersweiler
  9. Kapellen-Drusweiler
  10. Kapsweyer
  11. Klingenmünster
  12. Niederhorbach
  13. Niederotterbach
  14. Oberhausen
  15. Oberotterbach
  16. Oberschlettenbach
  17. Pleisweiler-Oberhofen
  18. Schweigen-Rechtenbach
  19. Schweighofen
  20. Steinfeld
  21. Vorderweidenthal
  1. Altdorf
  2. Böbingen
  3. Burrweiler
  4. Edenkoben1, 2
  5. Edesheim
  6. Flemlingen
  7. Freimersheim
  8. Gleisweiler
  9. Gommersheim
  10. Großfischlingen
  11. Hainfeld
  12. Kleinfischlingen
  13. Rhodt unter Rietburg
  14. Roschbach
  15. Venningen
  16. Weyher in der Pfalz
  1. Herxheim bei Landau/Pfalz1
  2. Herxheimweyher
  3. Insheim
  4. Rohrbach
  1. Billigheim-Ingenheim
  2. Birkweiler
  3. Böchingen
  4. Eschbach
  5. Frankweiler
  6. Göcklingen
  7. Heuchelheim-Klingen
  8. Ilbesheim bei Landau in der Pfalz
  9. Impflingen
  10. Knöringen
  11. Leinsweiler
  12. Ranschbach
  13. Siebeldingen
  14. Walsheim
  1. Kirrweiler
  2. Maikammer1
  3. Sankt Martin
  1. Bornheim
  2. Essingen
  3. Hochstadt
  4. Offenbach an der Queich1
1seat of the Verbandsgemeinde; 2town

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Coordinates: 49°10′N 8°00′E / 49.17°N 8.0°E / 49.17; 8.0