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Würzburg
Bavaria wue.png
Map of Bavaria highlighting the district of Würzburg
State Bavaria
Adm. region Unterfranken
Region Würzburg
District seat Würzburg
Area 967.56 km²
Population 160,434 (2008-06-30)
Pop. density 165.74 /km²
Licence plate code
Web page landkreis-wuerzburg.de

Würzburg is a Kreis (district) in the northwestern part of Bavaria, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the north, clockwise) Main-Spessart, Schweinfurt, Kitzingen, Neustadt (Aisch)-Bad Windsheim, and the district Main-Tauber in Baden-Württemberg. The city Würzburg is not part of the district, although it is completely enclosed by it.

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History

In 1852, districts were created in the region, including the precursor two districts of Würzburg and Ochsenfurt. In 1972 the previous district Würzburg was merged with the former district Ochsenfurt, and several municipalities from the districts Marktheidenfeld, Karlstadt, Kitzingen and Gerolzhofen were added to form the district with today's borders.

Partnerships

The district has sister city-like partnerships with these regions:

Coat of arms

The district coat of arms might be described thus: Per fess in chief gules dancetty of three argent, in base per pale argent two lions passant guardant sable armed and langued of the first and azure a fleur-de-lis Or.

Coat of arms In chief (the upper part of the coat of arms) is the "Franconian Rake", the symbol of the former Electoral State of Würzburg. In base, on the dexter (armsbearer’s right, viewer’s left) side, the fleur-de-lis is the symbol of the St. Burkhard monastery in Würzburg, while the lions on the sinister (armsbearer’s left, viewer’s right) side derive from the coat of arms of the former Ochsenfurt district.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Verwaltungsgemeinschaften Municipalities
  1. Aub¹
  2. Eibelstadt¹
  3. Ochsenfurt
  4. Röttingen¹


Market towns

  1. Bütthard
  2. Eisenheim
  3. Frickenhausen am Main
  4. Gelchsheim
  5. Giebelstadt
  6. Helmstadt
  7. Höchberg
  8. Neubrunn
  9. Randersacker
  10. Reichenberg
  11. Remlingen
  12. Rimpar
  13. Sommerhausen
  14. Winterhausen
  15. Zell am Main
  1. Aub
  2. Bergtheim
  3. Eibelstadt
  4. Estenfeld
  5. Giebelstadt
  6. Helmstadt
  7. Hettstadt
  8. Kirchheim
  9. Kist
  10. Margetshöchheim
  11. Röttingen
  1. Altertheim
  2. Bergtheim
  3. Bieberehren
  4. Eisingen
  5. Erlabrunn
  6. Estenfeld
  7. Gaukönigshofen
  8. Gerbrunn
  9. Geroldshausen
  10. Greußenheim
  11. Güntersleben
  12. Hausen bei Würzburg
  13. Hettstadt
  14. Holzkirchen
  15. Kirchheim
  16. Kist
  17. Kleinrinderfeld
  1. Kürnach
  2. Leinach
  3. Margetshöchheim
  4. Oberpleichfeld
  5. Prosselsheim
  6. Riedenheim
  7. Rottendorf
  8. Sonderhofen
  9. Tauberrettersheim
  10. Theilheim
  11. Thüngersheim
  12. Uettingen
  13. Unterpleichfeld
  14. Veitshöchheim
  15. Waldbrunn
  16. Waldbüttelbrunn
¹ administrated inside a Verwaltungsgemeinschaft

External links

Coordinates: 49°40′N 10°00′E / 49.66°N 10.0°E / 49.66; 10.0

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