Straubing-Bogen

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Straubing-Bogen
District
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Country  Germany
State Bavaria
Adm. region Lower Bavaria
Capital Straubing
Area
 • Total 1,202.24 km2 (464.19 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2013)[1]
 • Total 97,323
 • Density 81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration SR
Website http://www.straubing-bogen.de

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 only cities in the district are Bogen and Geiselhöring.

Geography[edit]

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)

History[edit]

The district was created in 1972 by merging the previous districts Straubing and Bogen and parts of the district Mallersdorf.

Coat of arms[edit]

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[edit]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bogen
  2. Geiselhöring

Markt

  1. Mallersdorf-Pfaffenberg
  2. Mitterfels¹
  3. Schwarzach¹

¹ administrated in a Verwaltungsgemeinschaft
Verwaltungsgemeinschaft

  1. Aiterhofen
  2. Hunderdorf
  3. Mitterfels
  4. Rain
  5. Schwarzach
  6. Stallwang
  7. Straßkirchen
  1. Aholfing
  2. Aiterhofen
  3. Ascha
  4. Atting
  5. Falkenfels
  6. Feldkirchen
  7. Haibach
  8. Haselbach
  9. Hunderdorf
  10. Irlbach
  11. Kirchroth
  12. Konzell
  13. Laberweinting
  14. Leiblfing
  15. Loitzendorf
  16. Mariaposching
  1. Neukirchen
  2. Niederwinkling
  3. Oberschneiding
  4. Parkstetten
  5. Perasdorf
  6. Perkam
  7. Rain
  8. Rattenberg
  9. Rattiszell
  10. Salching
  11. Sankt Englmar
  12. Stallwang
  13. Steinach
  14. Straßkirchen
  15. Wiesenfelden
  16. Windberg

former municipalities until may 1,1978[edit]

former municipality ( today a part of municipality ) population municipality (year 1961) population main village (year 1961)
Bogenberg (Bogen) 585 191
Degernbach (Bogen) 1.035 98
Elisabethszell (Haibach) 774 227
Gossersdorf (Konzell) 620 270
Haunkenzell (Rattiszell) 688 130
Oberalteich (Bogen) 1.319 374
Saulburg (Wiesenfelden and Kirchroth) 737 190
Steinburg (Hunderdorf) 563 180
Waltendorf (Niederwinkling) 482 135
Zinzenzell (Wiesenfelden and Stallwang) 562 215

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Coordinates: 48°55′N 12°35′E / 48.92°N 12.58°E / 48.92; 12.58