Würzburg is a Landkreis (district) in the northwestern part of Bavaria, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the north, clockwise) Main-Spessart, Schweinfurt, Kitzingen, Neustadt (Aisch)-Bad Windsheim, and the district Main-Tauber in Baden-Württemberg. The city Würzburg is not part of the district, although it is completely enclosed by it.

Würzburg
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Adm. regionLower Franconia
CapitalWürzburg
Area
 • Total968.4 km2 (373.9 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2018)[1]
 • Total161,834
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationWÜ, OCH
Websitelandkreis-wuerzburg.de

HistoryEdit

In 1852, districts were created in the region, including the two precursor districts of Würzburg and Ochsenfurt. In 1972 the previous district Würzburg was merged with the former district Ochsenfurt, and several municipalities from the districts Marktheidenfeld, Karlstadt, Kitzingen and Gerolzhofen were added to form the district with today's borders.

EconomyEdit

In 2015 (latest data available) the GDP per inhabitant was €25,975. This places the district 85th out of 96 districts (rural and urban) in Bavaria (overall average: €42,950).[2]

PartnershipsEdit

The district has sister city-like partnerships with these regions:

Coat of armsEdit

The district coat of arms might be described thus: Per fess in chief gules dancetty of three argent, in base per pale argent two lions passant guardant sable armed and langued of the first and azure a fleur-de-lis Or.

  In chief (the upper part of the coat of arms) is the "Franconian Rake", the symbol of the former Bishopric of Wurzburg. In base, on the dexter (armsbearer’s right, viewer’s left) side, the fleur-de-lis is the symbol of the St. Burkhard Abbey in Würzburg, while the lions on the sinister (armsbearer’s left, viewer’s right) side derive from the coat of arms of the former Ochsenfurt district.

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ "VGR der Länder, Kreisergebnisse für Deutschland - Bruttoinlandsprodukt, Bruttowertschöpfung in den kreisfreien Städten und Landkreisen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 2000 bis 2015 (German)". Statistische Ämter der Länder und des Bundes. Retrieved 1 February 2018.

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