Schwandorf (district)

Schwandorf is a Landkreis (district) in the eastern part of Bavaria, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise) Cham, Regensburg, Neumarkt, Amberg-Sulzbach, Neustadt an der Waldnaab, and the Czech Plzeň Region.

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Schwandorf
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Adm. regionUpper Palatinate
CapitalSchwandorf
Area
 • Total1,472.88 km2 (568.68 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2019)[1]
 • Total147,872
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationSAD
Websitelandkreis-schwandorf.de

GeographyEdit

The main rivers of the district are the Naab and the Regen.

ClimateEdit

The Climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year-round. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb". (Marine West Coast Climate/Oceanic climate).[2]

HistoryEdit

The district was created in 1972 by merging the previous districts of Burglengenfeld, Oberviechtach, Nabburg, Neunburg vorm Wald, and the previously district-free city Schwandorf.

Coat of armsEdit

  The coat of arms shows the lion of the Palatinate to the left. The tower in the right half symbolizes the many fortresses and castles in the district. The wavy line and the mill wheel in the bottom stand for the many rivers and the water mills in the district.

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

 
Towns and municipalities in Landkreis Schwandorf
Towns Markt Verwaltungsgemeinschaften Municipalities
  1. Burglengenfeld
  2. Maxhütte-Haidhof
  3. Nabburg¹
  4. Neunburg vorm Wald¹
  5. Nittenau
  6. Oberviechtach
  7. Pfreimd¹
  8. Schönsee¹
  9. Schwandorf
  10. Teublitz
  1. Bruck in der Oberpfalz
  2. Neukirchen-Balbini¹
  3. Schwarzenfeld¹
  4. Schwarzhofen¹
  5. Wernberg-Köblitz
  6. Winklarn¹
  1. Nabburg
  2. Neunburg vorm Wald
  3. Oberviechtach
  4. Pfreimd
  5. Schönsee
  6. Schwarzenfeld
  7. Wackersdorf
  1. Altendorf
  2. Bodenwöhr
  3. Dieterskirchen
  4. Fensterbach
  5. Gleiritsch
  6. Guteneck
  7. Niedermurach
  8. Schmidgaden
  9. Schwarzach bei Nabburg
  10. Stadlern
  11. Steinberg am See
  12. Stulln
  13. Teunz
  14. Thanstein
  15. Trausnitz
  16. Wackersdorf
  17. Weiding
¹ administrated within a Verwaltungsgemeinschaft

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.
  2. ^ Climate Summary for closest city on record

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 49°20′N 12°10′E / 49.33°N 12.17°E / 49.33; 12.17