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Nürnberger Land
Bavaria lau.png
Map of Bavaria highlighting the district of Nürnberger Land
State Bavaria
Adm. region Mittelfranken
Region Industrieregion Mittelfranken
District seat Lauf an der Pegnitz
Area 800 km²
Population 168,000 (2000)
Pop. density 210 /km²
Licence plate code LAU
Web page nuernberger-land.de

Nürnberger Land is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Forchheim, Bayreuth, Amberg-Sulzbach, Neumarkt, Roth and Erlangen-Höchstadt, and by the city of Nuremberg.

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History

The district was established in 1972 by merging the former districts of Nuremberg, Hersbruck and Lauf.

Geography

The district includes the eastern metropolitan area of Nuremberg in the west and the hills of the Frankish Alb in the east. The Pegnitz River runs through the district, coming from the northeast and leaving to the west towards Nuremberg.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The upper part of the coat of arms is identical to the city arms of Nuremberg. In the bottom part there is a water wheel representing the watermills on the river Pegnitz.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Altdorf bei Nürnberg
  2. Hersbruck
  3. Lauf an der Pegnitz
  4. Röthenbach an der Pegnitz
  5. Velden
  1. Alfeld
  2. Burgthann
  3. Engelthal
  4. Feucht
  5. Happurg
  6. Hartenstein
  7. Henfenfeld
  8. Kirchensittenbach
  9. Leinburg
  10. Neuhaus an der Pegnitz
  11. Neunkirchen am Sand
  1. Offenhausen
  2. Ottensoos
  3. Pommelsbrunn
  4. Reichenschwand
  5. Rückersdorf
  6. Schnaittach
  7. Schwaig
  8. Schwarzenbruck
  9. Simmelsdorf
  10. Vorra
  11. Winkelhaid

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Coordinates: 49°30′N 11°22′E / 49.5°N 11.367°E / 49.5; 11.367








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