Würzburg (district)

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Würzburg
Bavaria WÜ (district).svg
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Adm. regionLower Franconia
CapitalWürzburg
Area
 • Total968.4 km2 (373.9 sq mi)
Population
(31 December 2017)[1]
 • Total161,340
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationWÜ, OCH
Websitelandkreis-wuerzburg.de

Würzburg is a Landkreis (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 two precursor 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.

Economy[edit]

In 2015 (latest data available) the GDP per inhabitant was €25,975. This places the district 85th out of 96 districts (rural and urban) in Bavaria (overall average: €42,950).[2]

Partnerships[edit]

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

Coat of arms[edit]

The district coat of arms might be described thus: 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 Bishopric of Wurzburg. In base, on the dexter (armsbearer’s right, viewer’s left) side, the fleur-de-lis is the symbol of the St. Burkhard Abbey 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 and municipalities in Landkreis Würzburg
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). September 2018.
  2. ^ "VGR der Länder, Kreisergebnisse für Deutschland - Bruttoinlandsprodukt, Bruttowertschöpfung in den kreisfreien Städten und Landkreisen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 2000 bis 2015 (German)". Statistische Ämter der Länder und des Bundes. Retrieved 1 February 2018.

External links[edit]

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