Bamberg is a Landkreis (district) in Bavaria, Germany. It surrounds but does not include the town of Bamberg. The district is bounded by the districts of (from the north and clockwise) Lichtenfels, Bayreuth, Forchheim, Erlangen-Höchstadt, Neustadt (Aisch)-Bad Windsheim, Kitzingen, Schweinfurt and Haßberge.

Bamberg
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Adm. regionUpper Franconia
CapitalBamberg
Area
 • Total1,168 km2 (451 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2018)[1]
 • Total147,086
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationBA
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HistoryEdit

The history of the district is linked with the history of Bamberg.

In 1862 the districts of Bamberg-West and Bamberg-East were established. They were merged in 1929. The present borders were established in 1972, when portions of the adjoining district of Erlangen-Höchstadt were annexed.

GeographyEdit

The district surrounds the town of Bamberg. The western half of the district is occupied by the Steigerwald, a hilly forest region. In the east there is the hill chain of the Franconian Jura. Between these regions the Main river enters the district from the north, turns around just before the town of Bamberg and leaves to the northwest. The smaller Regnitz river comes from the south and flows into the Main at Bamberg.

Coat of armsEdit

  The coat of arms displays the heraldic animals of Bamberg and Ebrach, a lion and a boar.

SightsEdit

  Fränkische Straße der Skulpturen Litzendorf
  Gügel Scheßlitz
  Giechburg Scheßlitz
  Kloster Ebrach Ebrach
  Schloss Greifenstein Heiligenstadt
  Sängerehrenmal Melkendorf Litzendorf
  St. Wenzeslaus Litzendorf
  Schloss Seehof Memmelsdorf
  Schloss Weißenstein Pommersfelden
  St.-Veit- und St.-Michaels-Kirche Heiligenstadt

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

(in 2007)

TownsEdit

    Baunach 3,909 inhabitants 30.9 km²
    Hallstadt 8,559 inhabitants 14.5 km²
    Scheßlitz 7,160 inhabitants 94.9 km²
    Schlüsselfeld 5,753 inhabitants 70.2 km²

Market TownsEdit

    Burgebrach 6,466 inhabitants 87.9 km²
    Burgwindheim 1,431 inhabitants 37.4 km²
    Buttenheim 3,320 inhabitants 30 km²
    Ebrach 1,845 inhabitants 29.6 km²
    Heiligenstadt 3,642 inhabitants 76.7 km²
    Hirschaid 11,666 inhabitants 41 km²
    Rattelsdorf 4,531 inhabitants 39.6 km²
    Zapfendorf 5,042 inhabitants 30.6 km²

MunicipalitiesEdit

    Altendorf 1,941 inhabitants 8.6 km²
    Bischberg 6,037 inhabitants 17.5 km²
    Breitengüßbach 4,614 inhabitants 16.9 km²
    Frensdorf 4,887 inhabitants 44 km²
    Gerach 1,005 inhabitants 7.8 km²
    Gundelsheim 3,298 inhabitants 3.8 km²
    Kemmern 2,554 inhabitants 8.3 km²
    Königsfeld 1,352 inhabitants 42.7 km²
    Lauter 1,150 inhabitants 12.8 km²
    Lisberg 1,753 inhabitants 8.4 km²
    Litzendorf 6,045 inhabitants 25.9 km²
    Memmelsdorf 8,997 inhabitants 26.2 km²
    Oberhaid 4,668 inhabitants 27.2 km²
    Pettstadt 1,917 inhabitants 9.9 km²
    Pommersfelden 2,937 inhabitants 35.7 km²
    Priesendorf 1,534 inhabitants 8.4 km²
    Reckendorf 2,043 inhabitants 13.1 km²
    Schönbrunn im Steigerwald 1,935 inhabitants 24.7 km²
    Stadelhofen 1,261 inhabitants 41 km²
    Stegaurach 6,947 inhabitants 23.9 km²
    Strullendorf 7,805 inhabitants 31.7 km²
    Viereth-Trunstadt 3,645 inhabitants 15.8 km²
    Walsdorf 2,600 inhabitants 16.2 km²
    Wattendorf 700 inhabitants 22.2 km²

Verwaltungsgemeinschaften (Collective Municipalities)Edit

Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Baunach Baunach, Gerach, Lauter and Reckendorf
Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Burgebrach Burgebrach and Schönbrunn
Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Ebrach Burgwindheim and Ebrach
Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Lisberg Lisberg and Priesendorf
Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Stegaurach Stegaurach and Walsdorf
Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Steinfeld Königsfeld, Stadelhofen and Wattendorf

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.

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