Regen is a Landkreis (district) in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the south and clockwise) the districts of Freyung-Grafenau, Deggendorf, Straubing-Bogen and Cham, and by the Czech Republic (Plzeň Region).

Regen
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Adm. regionLower Bavaria
CapitalRegen
Government
 • District admin.Rita Röhrl (SPD)
Area
 • Total975 km2 (376 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2018)[1]
 • Total77,656
 • Density80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationREG
Websitelandkreis-regen.de

HistoryEdit

The district was established in 1972 by merging the former districts of Regen and Viechtach.

GeographyEdit

The district is entirely located in the Bavarian Forest. It is named after the Regen river and its two headstreams, the Black Regen and the White Regen.

Coat of armsEdit

  The coat of arms displays:
  • the blue and white checked pattern of Bavaria
  • a glass, symbolising the glass industry
  • a pine tree, symbolising the Bavarian Forest
  • a tower, symbolising the castles in the district

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit