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Pfaffenhofen
Bavaria paf.png
Map of Bavaria highlighting the district of Pfaffenhofen
State Bavaria
Adm. region Oberbayern
Region Ingolstadt
District seat Pfaffenhofen a.d.Ilm
Area 760 km²
Population 111,700 (2000)
Pop. density 147 /km²
Licence plate code PAF
Web page landkreis-pfaffenhofen.de

Pfaffenhofen is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the south and clockwise) the districts of Eichstätt, Kelheim, Freising, Dachau and Neuburg-Schrobenhausen, and the city of Ingolstadt.

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History

In early medieval times the region was partially property of the powerful monasteries of Ilmmünster and Münchsmünster, and partially divided into tiny secular states. One of those states was the county of Scheyern. The counts were ancestors of the Wittelsbach family, who in 1180 became rulers of Bavaria. From that time on the region was a part of Bavaria.

The district of Pfaffenhofen was established in 1972 by merging several former districts.

Geography

The district is located in the Hallertau Plains between the Isar and Danube rivers. The Danube crosses the northernmost part of the district.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays:
  • the blue and white checked pattern of Bavaria
  • a cross symbolising the monastery of Scheyern
  • a branch of hops

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Geisenfeld
  2. Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm
  3. Vohburg
  1. Baar-Ebenhausen
  2. Ernsgaden
  3. Gerolsbach
  4. Hettenshausen
  5. Hohenwart
  6. Ilmmünster
  7. Jetzendorf
  8. Manching
  1. Münchsmünster
  2. Pörnbach
  3. Reichertshausen
  4. Reichertshofen
  5. Rohrbach
  6. Scheyern
  7. Schweitenkirchen
  8. Wolnzach

International cooperation

These are the official sister cities

Country City County / District / Region / State
Serbia Serbia Valjevo Kolubara District

External links

Coordinates: 48°30′N 11°30′E / 48.5°N 11.5°E / 48.5; 11.5

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