Würzburg (district)

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Würzburg
District
Bavaria wue.png
Country  Germany
State Bavaria
Adm. region Unterfranken
Capital Würzburg
Area
 • Total 967.56 km2 (373.58 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2013)[1]
 • Total 158,580
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration WÜ, OCH
Website landkreis-wuerzburg.de

Würzburg is a Kreis (district) in the northwestern part of Bavaria, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the north, clockwise) Main-Spessart, Schweinfurt, Kitzingen, Neustadt (Aisch)-Bad Windsheim, and the district Main-Tauber in Baden-Württemberg. The city Würzburg is not part of the district, although it is completely enclosed by it.

History[edit]

In 1852, districts were created in the region, including the precursor two districts of Würzburg and Ochsenfurt. In 1972 the previous district Würzburg was merged with the former district Ochsenfurt, and several municipalities from the districts Marktheidenfeld, Karlstadt, Kitzingen and Gerolzhofen were added to form the district with today's borders.

Partnerships[edit]

The district has sister city-like partnerships with these regions:

Coat of arms[edit]

The district coat of arms might be described thusly: Per fess in chief gules dancetty of three argent, in base per pale argent two lions passant guardant sable armed and langued of the first and azure a fleur-de-lis Or.

Coat of arms In chief (the upper part of the coat of arms) is the "Franconian Rake", the symbol of the former Electoral State of Würzburg. In base, on the dexter (armsbearer’s right, viewer’s left) side, the fleur-de-lis is the symbol of the St. Burkhard monastery in Würzburg, while the lions on the sinister (armsbearer’s left, viewer’s right) side derive from the coat of arms of the former Ochsenfurt district.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Towns Verwaltungsgemeinschaften Municipalities
  1. Aub¹
  2. Eibelstadt¹
  3. Ochsenfurt
  4. Röttingen¹


Market towns

  1. Bütthard
  2. Eisenheim
  3. Frickenhausen am Main
  4. Gelchsheim
  5. Giebelstadt
  6. Helmstadt
  7. Höchberg
  8. Neubrunn
  9. Randersacker
  10. Reichenberg
  11. Remlingen
  12. Rimpar
  13. Sommerhausen
  14. Winterhausen
  15. Zell am Main
  1. Aub
  2. Bergtheim
  3. Eibelstadt
  4. Estenfeld
  5. Giebelstadt
  6. Helmstadt
  7. Hettstadt
  8. Kirchheim
  9. Kist
  10. Margetshöchheim
  11. Röttingen
  1. Altertheim
  2. Bergtheim
  3. Bieberehren
  4. Eisingen
  5. Erlabrunn
  6. Estenfeld
  7. Gaukönigshofen
  8. Gerbrunn
  9. Geroldshausen
  10. Greußenheim
  11. Güntersleben
  12. Hausen bei Würzburg
  13. Hettstadt
  14. Holzkirchen
  15. Kirchheim
  16. Kist
  17. Kleinrinderfeld
  1. Kürnach
  2. Leinach
  3. Maidbronn
  4. Margetshöchheim
  5. Oberpleichfeld
  6. Prosselsheim
  7. Riedenheim
  8. Rottendorf
  9. Sonderhofen
  10. Tauberrettersheim
  11. Theilheim
  12. Thüngersheim
  13. Uettingen
  14. Unterpleichfeld
  15. Veitshöchheim
  16. Waldbrunn
  17. Waldbüttelbrunn
¹ administrated inside a Verwaltungsgemeinschaft

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Coordinates: 49°40′N 10°00′E / 49.66°N 10.0°E / 49.66; 10.0