Weilheim-Schongau

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Weilheim-Schongau
District
Bavaria wm.png
Country  Germany
State Bavaria
Adm. region Oberbayern
Capital Weilheim
Area
 • Total 966.22 km2 (373.06 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 129,568
 • Density 130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration WM
Website http://www.weilheim-schongau.de

Weilheim-Schongau is a Kreis (district) in the south of Bavaria, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Landsberg, Starnberg, Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen, Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Ostallgäu.

Geography[edit]

The district is located in the northern foothills of the Alps. The main rivers of the district are the Lech and the Ammer. The Ammersee and the Starnberger See are at the northern boundary of the district.

History[edit]

The district was formed in 1972 by merging the former districts Weilheim and Schongau, and one municipality from the former district Marktoberdorf.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms The coat of arms combines the symbols of the two precursor districts. The lion in top as the symbol of the Hohenstaufen dynasty was taken from the coat of arms of the district Weilheim. The crosier and the mining tools in the bottom are derived from the coat of arms of the district Schongau, symbolizing both the important monasteries as well as the coal mining in the district.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Penzberg
  2. Schongau
  3. Weilheim i.OB


Markt

  1. Peißenberg
  2. Peiting


Verwaltungsgemeinschaften

  1. Altenstadt
  2. Bernbeuren
  3. Habach
  4. Huglfing
  5. Rottenbuch
  6. Seeshaupt
  7. Steingaden
  1. Altenstadt
  2. Antdorf
  3. Bernbeuren
  4. Bernried
  5. Böbing
  6. Burggen
  7. Eberfing
  8. Eglfing
  9. Habach
  10. Hohenfurch
  11. Hohenpeißenberg
  12. Huglfing
  13. Iffeldorf
  14. Ingenried
  15. Oberhausen
  1. Obersöchering
  2. Pähl
  3. Polling
  4. Prem
  5. Raisting
  6. Rottenbuch
  7. Schwabbruck
  8. Schwabsoien
  9. Seeshaupt
  10. Sindelsdorf
  11. Steingaden
  12. Wessobrunn
  13. Wielenbach
  14. Wildsteig

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Coordinates: 47°50′N 11°00′E / 47.83°N 11.0°E / 47.83; 11.0