Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis

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Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis
District
Baden-Württemberg VS.svg
Country  Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Adm. region Freiburg
Capital Villingen-Schwenningen
Area
 • Total 1,025.23 km2 (395.84 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 204,585
 • Density 200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration VS
Website http://www.schwarzwald-baar-kreis.de

Schwarzwald-Baar is a district (Kreis) in the south of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Ortenaukreis, Rottweil, Tuttlingen, Constance, the Swiss canton of Schaffhausen, and the districts Waldshut, Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald and Emmendingen.

History[edit]

The district was created in 1973, when the two districts Donaueschingen and Villingen were merged.

Geography[edit]

The district got its name from the two predominant landscapes in the district. The Black Forest (Schwarzwald), and the Baar, the foothills between the Black Forest and the Swabian Alb. Both the Danube River and the Neckar River have their origins in the Schwarzwald and Baar district.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms The coat of arms is modeled after the two coat of arms of the cities Villingen and Schwenningen. Villingen had a horizontally divided blue-and-white arms, while Schwenningen had a vertically divided blue-and-white arms. Combining both divisions give the four fields. The eagle in the top-left quarter is taken from the coat of arms of the city Villingen, and derives from the Zähringen family who ruled that city in the 13th century.

Cities and towns[edit]

Cities Administrative districts Towns
  1. Bad Dürrheim
  2. Blumberg
  3. Bräunlingen
  4. Donaueschingen
  5. Furtwangen im Schwarzwald
  6. Hüfingen
  7. Sankt Georgen im Schwarzwald
  8. Triberg im Schwarzwald
  9. Villingen-Schwenningen
  10. Vöhrenbach
  1. Donaueschingen
  2. Furtwangen
  3. Raumschaft Triberg
  4. Villingen-Schwenningen
  1. Brigachtal
  2. Dauchingen
  3. Gütenbach
  4. Königsfeld im Schwarzwald
  5. Mönchweiler
  6. Niedereschach
  7. Schonach im Schwarzwald
  8. Schönwald im Schwarzwald
  9. Tuningen
  10. Unterkirnach

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. 

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Coordinates: 48°01′N 8°26′E / 48.017°N 8.433°E / 48.017; 8.433