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Freising
Bavaria fs.png
Map of Bavaria highlighting the district of Freising
State Bavaria
Adm. region Oberbayern
Region Munich
District seat Freising
Area 800 km²
Population 155,396
Pop. density 190 /km²
Licence plate code FS
Web page lra-freising.bayern.de
Hop garden in the Hallertau

Freising is a district in Bavaria, Germany. Following a recent ranking of the German magazine FOCUS MONEY comparing all German districts it is number one concerning economic growth abilities. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Kelheim, Landshut, Erding, Munich, Dachau and Pfaffenhofen. The district is located north of the Munich metropolitan area. The Isar and Amper rivers run in parallel from southwest to northeast. North of the rivers there is the Hallertau, a hilly region mainly used for hop growing.

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History

In the Holy Roman Empire, Freising was a clerical state ruled by the bishops. In 1803, when the clerical states of Germany were dissolved, the region was annexed by Bavaria.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The coat of arms displays:
  • the blue and white checked pattern of Bavaria
  • the rose from the arms of the medieval county of Moosburg
  • The "Freising Moor's head"
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The Freising Moor's head

This is a controversial charge in the Coat of Arms, which could represent one of many different persons:

  • One of the three Magi (one of them is shown as a moor)
  • Saints who were, or probably were, moors
  • St. Corbinian, who was not a moor, but whose pictures might have become darker over time.
  • Other person or meaning lost in time

It is important to note the crown in the moor's head, which probably indicated that the territory of the Bishop of Freising was autonomous.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Freising
  2. Moosburg
  1. Allershausen
  2. Attenkirchen
  3. Au in der Hallertau
  4. Eching
  5. Fahrenzhausen
  6. Gammelsdorf
  7. Haag an der Amper
  8. Hallbergmoos
  9. Hohenkammer
  10. Hörgertshausen
  11. Kirchdorf an der Amper
  1. Kranzberg
  2. Langenbach
  3. Marzling
  4. Mauern
  5. Nandlstadt
  6. Neufahrn bei Freising
  7. Paunzhausen
  8. Rudelzhausen
  9. Wang
  10. Wolfersdorf
  11. Zolling

External links

Coordinates: 48°30′N 11°50′E / 48.5°N 11.83°E / 48.5; 11.83


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