Segeberg

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Segeberg
District
Coat of arms of Segeberg
Coat of arms
Schleswig-Holstein SE.svg
Country  Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
Capital Bad Segeberg
Area
 • Total 1,334 km2 (515 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 261,988
 • Density 200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration SE
Website kreis-segeberg.de

Segeberg is a district in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is bounded by (from the southwest and clockwise) the districts of Pinneberg, Steinburg and Rendsburg-Eckernförde, the city of Neumünster, the districts of Plön, Ostholstein and Stormarn, and the city state of Hamburg.

History[edit]

The history of the district is connected with the history of Holstein. In 1134 the castle of Segeberg was erected as a regional centre from where the reeve of Segeberg ruled. When Schleswig-Holstein became a Prussian province in 1865, the Prussian administration established the district of Segeberg.

Since then the district has considerable grown twice: In 1932 parts of the dissolved district of Bordesholm joined the district; and in 1970 the city of Norderstedt became part of the district.

Geography[edit]

The district of Segeberg consists of the agricultural plains between the cities of Neumünster and Hamburg. A southwestern portion of the hilly lakeland called "Holsteinische Schweiz" (Holsatian Switzerland) belongs to the district, as well as some northern suburbs of Hamburg.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms
The coat of arms displays :
  • four steeples forming a cross, commemorating the missionary activities of bishop Vizelin of Segeberg who Christianised Holstein in the early Middle Ages
  • the heraldic nettle leaf of Holstein in the middle of the cross
  • four green water lily leaves from the arms of Segeberg's reeves

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Independent towns and municipalities
  1. Bad Bramstedt
  2. Bad Segeberg
  3. Kaltenkirchen
  4. Norderstedt
  5. Wahlstedt
  6. Ellerau
  7. Henstedt-Ulzburg
Ämter
  1. Armstedt
  2. Bimöhlen
  3. Borstel
  4. Föhrden-Barl
  5. Fuhlendorf
  6. Großenaspe
  7. Hagen
  8. Hardebek
  9. Hasenkrug
  10. Heidmoor
  11. Hitzhusen
  12. Mönkloh
  13. Weddelbrook
  14. Wiemersdorf
  1. Boostedt1
  2. Daldorf
  3. Groß Kummerfeld
  4. Heidmühlen
  5. Latendorf
  6. Rickling
  1. Bornhöved
  2. Damsdorf
  3. Gönnebek
  4. Schmalensee
  5. Stocksee
  6. Tarbek
  7. Tensfeld
  8. Trappenkamp1
  1. Itzstedt1
  2. Kayhude
  3. Nahe
  4. Oering
  5. Seth
  6. Sülfeld
  7. Tangstedt (Stormarn district)
  1. Alveslohe
  2. Hartenholm
  3. Hasenmoor
  4. Lentföhrden
  5. Nützen
  6. Schmalfeld
  1. Hüttblek
  2. Kattendorf1
  3. Kisdorf
  4. Oersdorf
  5. Sievershütten
  6. Struvenhütten
  7. Stuvenborn
  8. Wakendorf II
  9. Winsen
  1. Bark
  2. Bebensee
  3. Fredesdorf
  4. Groß Niendorf
  5. Högersdorf
  6. Kükels
  7. Leezen1
  8. Mözen
  9. Neversdorf
  10. Schwissel
  11. Todesfelde
  12. Wittenborn
  1. Bahrenhof
  2. Blunk
  3. Bühnsdorf
  4. Dreggers
  5. Fahrenkrug
  6. Geschendorf
  7. Glasau
  8. Groß Rönnau
  9. Klein Gladebrügge
  10. Klein Rönnau
  11. Krems II
  12. Negernbötel
  13. Nehms
  14. Neuengörs
  15. Pronstorf
  16. Rohlstorf
  17. Schackendorf
  18. Schieren
  19. Seedorf
  20. Stipsdorf
  21. Strukdorf
  22. Travenhorst
  23. Traventhal
  24. Wakendorf I
  25. Weede
  26. Wensin
  27. Westerrade
1seat of the Amt

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Kreis Segeberg at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 53°55′N 10°10′E / 53.92°N 10.17°E / 53.92; 10.17