Fürth (district)

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Fürth
District
Bavaria FÜ (district).svg
Country Germany
StateBavaria
Adm. regionMiddle Franconia
CapitalZirndorf; Fürth gives the name
Area
 • Total308 km2 (119 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2017)[1]
 • Total116,193
 • Density380/km2 (980/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registration
Websitelandkreis-fuerth.de

Fürth is a Landkreis (district) in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the east and clockwise) the cities of Fürth and Nuremberg, and by the districts of Roth, Ansbach, Neustadt (Aisch)-Bad Windsheim and Erlangen-Höchstadt.

History[edit]

In the 13th and most of the 14th century the region was a regional centre of the Hohenzollern state. The Cadolzburg (a castle west of Nuremberg) was the seat of the local rulers.

The present district was established in 1972.

In 2003 the administrative seat was moved from Fürth to Zirndorf. (Nonetheless, Fürth remains the official capital of the district.)

Geography[edit]

Map of the district Fürth

The district is occupied by the western Nuremberg metropolitan area.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms
  • The eagle is the heraldic bird of Brandenburg (in medieval times the region was a part of Brandenburg-Ansbach)
  • The red and white bars are from the arms of Nuremberg
  • The ear and cogwheel are symbols for agriculture and industry

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Towns and municipalities in Landkreis Fürth
Towns Municipalities
  1. Langenzenn
  2. Oberasbach
  3. Stein
  4. Zirndorf
  1. Ammerndorf
  2. Cadolzburg
  3. Großhabersdorf
  4. Obermichelbach
  5. Puschendorf
  6. Roßtal
  7. Seukendorf
  8. Tuchenbach
  9. Veitsbronn
  10. Wilhermsdorf

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). September 2018.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 49°25′N 10°50′E / 49.417°N 10.833°E / 49.417; 10.833