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Traunstein
Bavaria ts.png
Map of Bavaria highlighting the district of Traunstein
State Bavaria
Adm. region Oberbayern
Region Südostoberbayern
District seat Traunstein
Area 1,533.92 km²
Population 167,646 (2000)
Pop. density 109 /km²
Licence plate code TS
Web page http://www.traunstein.com

Traunstein is a Kreis (district) in the southeastern part of Bavaria, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Mühldorf, Altötting, the Austrian states Upper Austria and Salzburg, the district Berchtesgadener Land, the Austrian states of Salzburg and Tyrol, and the district Rosenheim.

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Geography

The district is located in the northern foothills of the Alps. The Chiemsee is located in the east of the district.

History

In 1972 the district was merged with parts of the former district Laufen, and the previously independent urban district Traunstein.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The coat of arms shows a blue panther to the left, the symbol of the Spanheim dynasty of the Counts of Krainburg-Ortenburg, who owned part of the area in medieval times. The eagle in the top-right derives from the diocese of Chiemsee. In the bottom right there are the Canting Arms of Baumburg Abbey (Baumburg translates to tree-castle), which ruled most of the northern part of the district.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Tittmoning
  2. Traunreut
  3. Traunstein
  4. Trostberg

Markt

  1. Grassau
  2. Waging am See¹

¹ administrated inside a
Verwaltungsgemeinschaft

Verwaltungsgemeinschaften

  1. Bergen
  2. Marquartstein
  3. Obing
  4. Waging am See
  1. Altenmarkt an der Alz
  2. Bergen
  3. Chieming
  4. Engelsberg
  5. Fridolfing
  6. Grabenstätt
  7. Inzell
  8. Kienberg
  9. Kirchanschöring
  10. Marquartstein
  11. Nußdorf
  12. Obing
  13. Palling
  14. Petting
  15. Pittenhart
  1. Reit im Winkl
  2. Ruhpolding
  3. Schleching
  4. Schnaitsee
  5. Seeon-Seebruck
  6. Siegsdorf
  7. Staudach-Egerndach
  8. Surberg
  9. Tacherting
  10. Taching am See
  11. Übersee
  12. Unterwössen
  13. Vachendorf
  14. Wonneberg

External links

Coordinates: 47°50′N 12°35′E / 47.83°N 12.58°E / 47.83; 12.58

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