Zollernalbkreis

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Zollernalbkreis
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Adm. regionTübingen
CapitalBalingen
Area
 • Total917.7 km2 (354.3 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2017)[1]
 • Total188,170
 • Density210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationBL, HCH
Websitewww.zollernalbkreis.de

The Zollernalbkreis is a Landkreis (district) in the middle of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The district is located in the Swabian Alb, and contains the second highest elevation of this range, the 1,011-metre (3,317 ft) high Oberhohenberg. In the south-east the district nearly reaches to 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 district's area belonged to these two states historically.

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

Alb mountains and Zollern castle
Towns and municipalities in Zollernalbkreis
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

Language[edit]

In the area of Zollernalbkreis, Swabian German, Yiddish and Pleißne were spoken. Romani was also spoken.[2] The Pleißne was spoken by hawkers selling items such as baskets, brushes, and whips, and belongs to Rotwelsch. It was used as a code.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2017". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). 2018.
  2. ^ (Stopper): Grab Josef Reinhard. In: Schwarzwälder Bote vom 28. Februar 2012.
  3. ^ Werner Metzger, Schwäbischer Albverein Stuttgart (ed.), Albvereinsblätter- Festrede 125 Jahre Albverein (in German), pp. 3
  4. ^ Zu Pleißne Burladingen siehe Werner Metzger: Festrede 125 Jahre Schwäbischer Albverein. In: Blätter des Schwäbischen Albvereins 2013, Stuttgart, 4. Mai 2013.

External links[edit]

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