Freudenstadt is a Landkreis (district) in the middle of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Rastatt, Calw, Tübingen, Zollernalbkreis, Rottweil and the Ortenaukreis.

Freudenstadt
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Adm. regionKarlsruhe
CapitalFreudenstadt
Area
 • Total870.68 km2 (336.17 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2018)[1]
 • Total117,935
 • Density140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationFDS
Websitehttp://www.landkreis-freudenstadt.de

HistoryEdit

The district was created in 1938 as the successor of the Oberamt Freudenstadt which dates back to 1806. In 1973 it was merged with the majority of the neighboring district of Horb, and some small parts of the districts of Wolfach and Hechingen.

GeographyEdit

The district is located in the middle part of the Black Forest mountains. The river Neckar flows through the southeast of the district.

Coat of armsEdit

  The coat of arms displays a capercaillie, which once was quite common in the area. The colors yellow and black are chosen as they are the colors of Württemberg.

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.

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