|Adm. region||Lower Bavaria|
|• Total||1,202.24 km2 (464.19 sq mi)|
|Population (31 December 2012)|
|• Density||80/km2 (210/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Straubing-Bogen is a Kreis (district) in the eastern part of Bavaria, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Cham, Regen, Deggendorf, Dingolfing-Landau, Landshut and Regensburg. The district-free city Straubing is surrounded by the district. The seat of the government of the district (Landratsamt) is located in Straubing.
The main river in the district is the Danube, which crosses the district from the west to the east. There are two major geographical regions in the district. One is the Gäuboden with the Danube region and lowlands, the other are the mountains of the Bayerischer Wald (Bavarian Forest)
The district was created in 1972 by merging the previous districts Straubing and Bogen and parts of the district Mallersdorf.
Coat of arms
|The coat of arms is based on the coat of arms of the former district Straubing. In the bottom are the white-and-blue diamonds as the symbol of Bavaria, as the Wittelsbach inherited them as their coat of arms upon the extinction of the Counts of Bogen. Above them the wavy line symbolizes the river Danube. The grain ears in the top part stand of the mostly agricultural structure of the district. The Madonna in the middle was added after the merger with the district Bogen, and stands for the St. Mary pilgrimate in Bogenberg.|
Towns and municipalities
¹ administrated in a Verwaltungsgemeinschaft
former municipalities until may 1,1978
|former municipality ( today a part of municipality )||population municipality (year 1961)||population main village (year 1961)|
|Saulburg (Wiesenfelden and Kirchroth)||737||190|
|Zinzenzell (Wiesenfelden and Stallwang)||562||215|
- "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). 31 December 2012.
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