Tübingen (district)

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Tübingen
District
Baden-Württemberg TÜ.svg
Country  Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Adm. region Tübingen
Capital Tübingen
Area
 • Total 519.13 km2 (200.44 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 214,894
 • Density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration
Website http://www.kreis-tuebingen.de

Tübingen is a district (Kreis) in the middle of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Böblingen, Reutlingen, Zollernalbkreis and Freudenstadt.

History[edit]

The district dates back to the Oberamt Tübingen in the state of Württemberg. In 1811 the Oberamt Rottenburg was created, and both were converted into districts in 1934. In 1938 most of the district Rottenburg as well as a few municipalities from the district Herrenberg and Reutlingen were added to the district Tübingen. In 1974 it was enlarged again when some municipalities from the dissolved district Horb were added.

Geography[edit]

The main river in the district is the Neckar. The landscapes covered by the district are called Oberer Gäu and Schönbuch.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms The coat of arms show the banner (gonfalon) of the Counts of Tübingen. In contrast to the coat of arms of the city Tübingen, it is depicted on a spear. The red-and-white colors are chosen to represent the County Hohenberg, which belonged to Austria.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Mössingen
  2. Rottenburg am Neckar
  3. Tübingen
  1. Ammerbuch
  2. Bodelshausen
  3. Dettenhausen
  4. Dußlingen
  5. Gomaringen
  6. Hirrlingen
  7. Kirchentellinsfurt
  8. Kilchberg
  9. Kusterdingen
  10. Nehren
  11. Neustetten
  12. Ofterdingen
  13. Starzach
Verwaltungsgemeinschaften
  1. Steinlach-Wiesaz
  2. Mössingen
  3. Rottenburg

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: 48°31′N 9°03′E / 48.52°N 9.05°E / 48.52; 9.05