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Amberg-Sulzbach

Statistics
State:Bavaria
Adm. Region:Oberpfalz
Capital:Amberg
Area:1255 km²
Inhabitants:107,100 (1999)
pop. density:85 inh./km²
Car identification:AS
Website:amberg-sulzbach.de (http://www.amberg-sulzbach.de/)
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Amberg-Sulzbach is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is surrounding, but not including the city of Amberg. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Neustadt (Waldnaab)[?], Schwandorf[?], Neumarkt[?], Nürnberger Land[?] and Bayreuth.

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History

The history is linked with the history of the Upper Palatine and the city of Amberg.

The district was established in 1972 by merging the former district of Amberg and the district-free city of Sulzbach-Rosenberg (the latter one lost its status as a district-free city in this administrative reform).

Geography

The district is located in the geographical centre of Bavaria, 40 km east of Nuremberg. The main axis of the region is the Vils[?] River (an affluent of the Naab[?]) crossing the district from north to south. West of the river the land rises to the Frankish Alb, while there are gentle hills on the eastern side in the angle between Naab and Vils. The district is mainly covered by forests, especially in its western half.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays:
  • The Palatine Lion, which was the heraldic animal of the Upper Palatine
  • The lilies, which were a symbol of the counts of Sulzbach
  • The mining tools, in order to remind of the mining history of the Upper Palatine

Towns and municipalities

  1. Auerbach[?]
  2. Hirschau[?]
  3. Schnaittenbach[?]
  4. Sulzbach-Rosenberg[?]
  5. Vilseck[?]
    Municipalities
  1. Ammerthal[?]
  2. Birgland[?]
  3. Ebermannsdorf[?]
  4. Edelsfeld[?]
  5. Ensdorf[?]
  6. Etzelwang[?]
  7. Freihung[?]
  8. Freudenberg[?]
  9. Gebenbach[?]
  10. Hahnbach[?]
  11. Hirschbach[?]
  1. Hohenburg[?]
  2. Illschwang[?]
  3. Kastl[?]
  4. Königstein[?]
  5. Kümmersbruck[?]
  6. Neukirchen[?]
  7. Poppenricht[?]
  8. Rieden[?]
  9. Schmidmühlen[?]
  10. Ursensollen[?]
  11. Weigendorf[?]

External links

Official website (http://www.amberg-sulzbach.de/) (German)
Touristical informations (http://www.amberg-sulzbach.de/tourismus/index.htm) (German, French; English and Czech versions in process)



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