Trier-Saarburg (Luxembourgish: Landkrees Tréier-Saarburg) is a district in the west of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the north and clockwise) Bitburg-Prüm, Bernkastel-Wittlich, Birkenfeld, Sankt Wendel (Saarland), and Merzig-Wadern (Saarland). To the west it borders Luxembourg. The district-free city Trier is completely surrounded by the district.

Trier-Saarburg
Coat of arms of Trier-Saarburg
Coat of arms
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
CapitalTrier
Area
 • Total1,101 km2 (425 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2018)[1]
 • Total148,945
 • Density140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationTR, SAB
Websitetrier-saarburg.de

HistoryEdit

The district was created in 1969 by merging the previous districts Trier and Saarburg.

GeographyEdit

The main river in the district is the Moselle. The area between its tributaries, the Ruwer and the Saar, is also well known as one of the prime wine regions of Germany.

MuseumsEdit

Coat of armsEdit

  The coat of arms largely resembles the coat of arms of the Saarburg district. The castle in the middle shows the castle of Saarburg, even though now only the ruins of the castle remains. The red cross is the cross of Trier, as a large part of the Saarburg district (as well as of the new Trier-Saarburg district) historically belonged to the state of Trier. The blue bars were added after the merging with the Trier district, and symbolize that part of that district historically belonged to Luxembourg.

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2018 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2019.

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