Zollernalbkreis

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Zollernalbkreis
District
Baden-Württemberg BL.svg
Country  Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Adm. region Tübingen
Capital Balingen
Area
 • Total 917.7 km2 (354.3 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 184,658
 • Density 200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration BL, HCH
Website zollernalbkreis.de

The Zollernalbkreis is a district (Landkreis) in the middle of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The district is located in the Swabian Alb, and contains the second highest elevation of this mountains, the 1011 meter high Oberhohenberg. In the south-east the district nearly reaches till the river Danube.

The district was created on January 1, 1973, when the two previous districts Balingen and Hechingen were merged.

Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Tübingen, Reutlingen, Sigmaringen, Tuttlingen, Rottweil and Freudenstadt.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms

The coat of arms show the black-and-white checkered symbol of the Hohenzollern in the left half, and the triple black deer antler on yellow ground as the symbol of Württemberg. Almost all of the districts area belonged to these two states historically.

Towns (Städte) and municipalities (Gemeinden)[edit]

Towns (Städte) Municipalities (Gemeinden)
  1. Albstadt
  2. Balingen
  3. Burladingen
  4. Geislingen
  5. Haigerloch
  6. Hechingen
  7. Meßstetten
  8. Ostdorf
  9. Rosenfeld
  10. Schömberg
  1. Bisingen
  2. Bitz
  3. Dautmergen
  4. Dormettingen
  5. Dotternhausen
  6. Grosselfingen
  7. Hausen am Tann
  8. Jungingen
  9. Nusplingen
  10. Obernheim
  11. Rangendingen
  12. Ratshausen
  13. Straßberg
  14. Weilen unter den Rinnen
  15. Winterlingen
  16. Zimmern unter der Burg
Verwaltungsgemeinschaften
  1. Albstadt
  2. Balingen
  3. Bisingen
  4. Hechingen
  5. Meßstetten
  6. Oberes Schlichemtal
  7. Winterlingen

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Coordinates: 48°17′N 8°56′E / 48.283°N 8.933°E / 48.283; 8.933