Schwäbisch Hall (district)

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Schwäbisch Hall
District
Baden-Württemberg SHA.svg
Country  Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Adm. region Stuttgart
Capital Schwäbisch Hall
Area
 • Total 1,484.03 km2 (572.99 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 186,928
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration SHA, CR
Website landkreis-schwaebisch-hall

Schwäbisch Hall is a district (Kreis) in the north-east of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Main-Tauber, the Bavarian district Ansbach, Ostalbkreis, Rems-Murr and Hohenlohe.

History[edit]

The district dates back to the Oberamt Schwäbisch Hall, which was created in 1803, when the previously free imperial city Schwäbisch Hall became part of Württemberg. After several minor changes it was converted into a district in 1938. In 1973 it was merged with the district Crailsheim and the area around Gaildorf, which was part of the also dissolved district Backnang.

Geography[edit]

The two rivers Jagst and Kocher, tributaries to the Neckar, flow through the district. The landscapes covered by the district are the Hohenlohe plain (Hohenloher Ebene), the Swabian-Franconian forest hills (Schwäbisch-Fränkischen Waldberge) and the Frankenhöhe.

Partnerships[edit]

The district maintains partnerships with the district Delitzsch in the Free State of Saxony and the Polish commune of Zamość.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms The coat of arms show a coin in the top part. The city of Schwäbisch Hall was one of the most important minting towns, the local coin Heller was well known in all of Germany. Below the coin are two hooks, taken from the coat of arms of the district Crailsheim as well as from the city of Gaildorf. The black-and-white checkered area in the bottom is taken from the coat of arms of the Hohenzollern dynasty, who ruled the area historically.

Cities and municipalities[edit]

Cities Administrative districts Municipalities
  1. Crailsheim
  2. Gaildorf
  3. Gerabronn
  4. Ilshofen
  5. Kirchberg an der Jagst
  6. Langenburg
  7. Schrozberg
  8. Schwäbisch Hall
  9. Vellberg
  1. Braunsbach-Untermünkheim
  2. Crailsheim
  3. Fichtenau
  4. Gerabronn
  5. Ilshofen-Vellberg
  6. Limpurger Land
  7. Oberes Bühlertal
  8. Rot am See
  9. Schwäbisch Hall
  1. Blaufelden
  2. Braunsbach
  3. Bühlertann
  4. Bühlerzell
  5. Fichtenau
  6. Fichtenberg (Württemberg)
  7. Frankenhardt
  8. Kreßberg
  9. Mainhardt
  10. Michelbach an der Bilz
  11. Michelfeld
  1. Oberrot
  2. Obersontheim
  3. Rosengarten
  4. Rot am See
  5. Satteldorf
  6. Stimpfach
  7. Sulzbach-Laufen
  8. Untermünkheim
  9. Wallhausen
  10. Wolpertshausen

References[edit]

  1. ^ [Statistisches Bundesamt – Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31.12.2012 (XLS-Datei; 4,0 MB) (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011) "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31.12.2012"]. Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 12 November 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 49°09′N 9°55′E / 49.15°N 9.91°E / 49.15; 9.91