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Coburg
Bavaria co.png
Map of Bavaria highlighting the district of Coburg
State Bavaria
Adm. region Oberfranken
Region Oberfranken-West
District seat Coburg
Area 592 km²
Population 92,200 (2001)
Pop. density 156 /km²
Licence plate code CO
Web page landkreis-coburg.de

Coburg is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the east and clockwise) the districts of Kronach, Lichtenfels, Bamberg and Haßberge, and by the state of Thuringia (districts Hildburghausen and Sonneberg). The district is surrounding, but not including the city of Coburg.

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History

The history of the district is largely influenced by the city of Coburg. From 1826 to 1918, the region was part of the small duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (see Thuringia). In a referendum from 1919, the Coburg portion of this state decided to join Bavaria (united in 1920). The present district is identical to that portion, but excludes the city of Coburg and the exclave of Königsberg, which is part of Haßberge district. The city of Neustadt was a district-free city until 1972 and was then incorporated into the district.

Geography

The district is located in the hilly country between the Thuringian Slate Mountains and the Main valley.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The arms consist of the blue and white checkered pattern of Bavaria and the arms of the Wettin dynasty of Saxony. These arms represent the historic affiliations to both states.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bad Rodach
  2. Neustadt bei Coburg
  3. Rödental
  4. Seßlach
  1. Ahorn
  2. Dörfles-Esbach
  3. Ebersdorf bei Coburg
  4. Großheirath
  5. Grub am Forst
  6. Itzgrund
  1. Lautertal
  2. Meeder
  3. Niederfüllbach
  4. Sonnefeld
  5. Untersiemau
  6. Weidhausen
  7. Weitramsdorf

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Coordinates: 50°16′N 10°55′E / 50.267°N 10.917°E / 50.267; 10.917

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