Roth (district)

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Flag of Roth
Coat of arms of Roth
Adm. regionMiddle Franconia
 • Total895 km2 (346 sq mi)
 (31 December 2021)[1]
 • Total127,520
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationRH, HIP

Roth is a Landkreis (district) in Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the northeast and clockwise) the districts of Nürnberger Land, Neumarkt, Eichstätt, Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen, Ansbach and Fürth, and the cities of Schwabach and Nürnberg.

In medieval times the area was ruled by many lords. Brandenburg-Ansbach and Nuremberg owned possessions in the territory, and other parts were the property of clerical states. When these clerical states were dissolved in 1803, the territory fell to Bavaria.

The district was established in 1972 through the merger of the former districts of Roth, Schwabach and Hilpoltstein.

Coat of arms[edit]

The coat of arms displays:
  • the black and white pattern of the Hohenzollern family, symbolising Brandenburg-Ansbach
  • a bishop's staff, symbolising the clerical states
  • a rose from the arms of the city of Roth

Towns and municipalities[edit]

NurembergNürnberger LandFürth (district)SchwabachAnsbach (district)Weißenburg-GunzenhausenNeumarkt (district)SoosAbenberger WaldDechenwaldHeidenbergForst KleinschwarzenloheBüchenbachGeorgensgmündKammersteinSchwanstettenRednitzhembachRohrRohrRothThalmässingWendelsteinSpaltRöttenbachHilpoltsteinHeideckGredingAllersbergAbenberg
Clickable map of towns and municipalities in the district
Towns Municipalities
  1. Abenberg
  2. Greding
  3. Heideck
  4. Hilpoltstein
  5. Roth
  6. Spalt
  1. Allersberg
  2. Büchenbach
  3. Georgensgmünd
  4. Kammerstein
  5. Rednitzhembach
  6. Rohr
  7. Röttenbach
  8. Schwanstetten
  9. Thalmässing
  10. Wendelstein


  1. ^ "Tabelle 12411-003r Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes: Gemeinden, Stichtag" (in German). Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik. June 2022.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 49°15′N 11°05′E / 49.25°N 11.08°E / 49.25; 11.08