Roth (district)

Roth is a Landkreis (district) in Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the northeast and clockwise) the districts of Nürnberger Land, Neumarkt, Eichstätt, Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen, Ansbach and Fürth, and the cities of Schwabach and Nürnberg.

Roth
Coat of arms of Roth
Coat of arms
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Adm. regionMiddle Franconia
CapitalRoth
Area
 • Total895 km2 (346 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2019)[1]
 • Total126,749
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationRH, HIP
Websitewww.landkreis-roth.de

In medieval times the area was ruled by many lords. Brandenburg-Ansbach and Nuremberg owned possessions in the territory, and other parts were the property of clerical states. When these clerical states were dissolved in 1803, the territory fell to Bavaria.

The district was established in 1972 through the merger of the former districts of Roth, Schwabach and Hilpoltstein.

Coat of armsEdit

The coat of arms displays:
  • the black and white pattern of the Hohenzollern family, symbolising Brandenburg-Ansbach
  • a bishop's staff, symbolising the clerical states
  • a rose from the arms of the city of Roth

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

 
Towns and municipalities in Landkreis Roth
Towns Municipalities
  1. Abenberg
  2. Greding
  3. Heideck
  4. Hilpoltstein
  5. Roth
  6. Spalt
  1. Allersberg
  2. Büchenbach
  3. Georgensgmünd
  4. Kammerstein
  5. Rednitzhembach
  6. Rohr
  7. Röttenbach
  8. Schwanstetten
  9. Thalmässing
  10. Wendelstein

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.

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Coordinates: 49°15′N 11°05′E / 49.25°N 11.08°E / 49.25; 11.08