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Munich
Bavaria m.png
Map of Bavaria highlighting the district of Munich
State Bavaria
Adm. region Oberbayern
Region Munich
District seat Munich
Area 667.27 km²
Population 309,080 (2005)
Pop. density 446 /km²
Licence plate code M (followed by one letter)
Web page http://www.landkreis-muenchen.de

Munich (German: Landkreis München) is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It borders (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Dachau, Freising, Erding, Ebersberg, Rosenheim, Miesbach, Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen, Starnberg, Fürstenfeldbruck, and surrounds district-free city Munich itself, which is the district seat.

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History

The history of the region is connected to the city of Munich.

The district was established in 1852 and underwent several changes due to the ongoing incorporation of municipalities into the city of Munich. In 1972 the constant shrinking of the district was compensated by adding nine municipalities from the former district of Wolfratshausen.

Geography

The district is located in the east and the south of the city Munich, mostly covering the moraine plain around Munich. In the south of the district the foothills of the Alps start, which also contain the highest elevation of the district, two hills 703 m above sea level in the municipality Schäftlarn. The lowest elevation with 471 m is near Unterschleißheim in the north of the district. The main river is the Isar, which also flows through the city of Munich.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The left half of the coat of arms show the Bavarian blue-and-white lozenge symbols. The black and gold (mostly simplified to yellow) colors in the right half are the colors of the city Munich. On top is a wavy line, which symbolizes the river Isar.

District Mayors

District Mayors Party Term in office
Georg Ignaz Kuttner 1839–1844
Landrichter (District Justice)
Michael Eder 1845–1853
Landrichter (District Justice)
Karl Aug. Mechel 1854–1862
Landrichter (District Justice)
Georg von Grundner 1863–1870
Bezirksoberamtmann (District Official-in-Chief)
Josef Hermann 1871–1874
Bezirksamtmann (District Official-in-Chief)
Rudolf von Roman 1875–1879
Bezirksoberamtmann (District Official-in-Chief)
Bernhard Voglerr 1880–1886
Bezirksoberamtmann (District Official-in-Chief)
Emil Pündtner 1887–1896
Bezirksoberamtmann (District Official-in-Chief)
Emil Geis 1896–1904
Bezirksoberamtmann (District Official-in-Chief)
Siegmund von Schacky 1905–1913
Bezirksoberamtmann (District Official-in-Chief)
Franz Heinz 1913–1927
Bezirksoberamtmann (District Official-in-Chief)
W. Freiherr von Stengel 1927–1931
Bezirksoberamtmann (District Official-in-Chief)
Max Mayer 1932–1938
Bezirksoberamtmann (District Official-in-Chief)
Emil Schick 1938–1943
Landrat (District Mayor)
Georg Schmid 1943–1945
Landrat (District Mayor)
Hans Staub 1945–1947
Landrat (District Mayor)
Karl Balling 1947
Landrat (District Mayor)
Rudolf Gunst 1947–1948
Landrat (District Mayor)
Peter Hecker CSU 1 June 1948 – 30 April 1970
Landrat (District Mayor)
Joachim Gillessen CSU 1 May 1970 – 30 April 1996
Landrat (District Mayor)
Heiner Janik
Heiner Janik CSU 1 May 1996 – 30 April 2008
Landrat (District Mayor)
Johanna Rumschöttel SPD since 1 May 2008
Landrätin (District Mayor)

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Garching
  2. Unterschleißheim
  1. Aschheim
  2. Aying
  3. Baierbrunn
  4. Brunnthal
  5. Feldkirchen
  6. Gräfelfing
  7. Grasbrunn
  8. Grünwald
  9. Haar
  10. Hohenbrunn
  11. Höhenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn
  12. Ismaning
  13. Kirchheim
  14. Neubiberg
  1. Neuried
  2. Oberhaching
  3. Oberschleißheim
  4. Ottobrunn
  5. Planegg
  6. Pullach
  7. Putzbrunn
  8. Sauerlach
  9. Schäftlarn
  10. Straßlach-Dingharting
  11. Taufkirchen
  12. Unterföhring
  13. Unterhaching

Government

The district ist administered by the Landratsamt München and politically lead by the Kreistag.

External links

Coordinates: 48°00′N 11°40′E / 48.0°N 11.67°E / 48.0; 11.67

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