Freising is a Landkreis (district) in Bavaria, Germany. Following a recent ranking of the German magazine Focus-Money comparing all German districts it is number one concerning economic growth abilities. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Kelheim, Landshut, Erding, Munich, Dachau and Pfaffenhofen. The district is located north of the Munich metropolitan area. The Isar and Amper rivers run in parallel from southwest to northeast. North of the rivers there is the Hallertau, a hilly region mainly used for hop growing.

Freising
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Adm. regionUpper Bavaria
CapitalFreising
Area
 • Total800 km2 (300 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2018)[1]
 • Total179,116
 • Density220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationFS
Websitelra-freising.bayern.de
Hop garden in the Hallertau

HistoryEdit

In the Holy Roman Empire, Freising was a clerical state ruled by the bishops. In 1803, when the clerical states of Germany were dissolved, the region was annexed by Bavaria.

Coat of armsEdit

  The coat of arms displays:
  • the blue and white checked pattern of Bavaria
  • the rose from the arms of the medieval county of Moosburg
  • The "Freising Moor's head"

The Freising Moor's headEdit

This is a controversial charge in the Coat of Arms, which could represent one of many different persons:

Or just that a black Moor King.

  • St. Corbinian, who was not a moor, but whose pictures might have become darker over time.
  • Other person or meaning lost in time

It is important to note the crown on the moor's head, which probably indicated that the territory of the Bishop of Freising was autonomous.

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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