Deggendorf (district)

Deggendorf is a Landkreis (district) in Bavaria, Germany. It is bordered by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Regen, Freyung-Grafenau, Passau, Rottal-Inn, Dingolfing-Landau and Straubing-Bogen.

Deggendorf
Coat of arms of Deggendorf
Coat of arms
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Adm. regionLower Bavaria
CapitalDeggendorf
Government
 • District admin.Christian Bernreiter
Area
 • Total861 km2 (332 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2019)[1]
 • Total119,478
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationDEG
Websitelandkreis-deggendorf.de

HistoryEdit

The district was established in 1936. Minor changes of the borders occurred in 1972 and led to the present form of the district.

GeographyEdit

The Danube river runs through the district from west to east, dividing it into two unequal regions. North of the Danube the Bavarian Forest rises steeply. In the south there is relatively plain countryside. The Isar river enters the district in the south and meets the Danube close to the town of Deggendorf. The Einödriegel (1,220 m) is the highest point within the county.

Coat of armsEdit

  The double eagle was the symbol of the monastery of Metten, which was the first Christian outpost in the region. The blue line stands for the river Danube, the green hills symbolise the Bavarian Forest.

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

 
Towns and municipalities in Landkreis Deggendorf
Towns Municipalities
  1. Deggendorf
  2. Osterhofen
  3. Plattling
  1. Aholming
  2. Auerbach
  3. Außernzell
  4. Bernried
  5. Buchhofen
  6. Grafling
  7. Grattersdorf
  8. Hengersberg
  9. Hunding
  10. Iggensbach
  11. Künzing
  1. Lalling
  2. Metten
  3. Moos
  4. Niederalteich
  5. Oberpöring
  6. Offenberg
  7. Otzing
  8. Schaufling
  9. Schöllnach
  10. Stephansposching
  11. Wallerfing
  12. Winzer

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2020.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 48°50′N 13°00′E / 48.83°N 13°E / 48.83; 13