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Aschaffenburg (district)

Statistics
State:Bavaria
Adm. Region:Unterfranken
Capital:Aschaffenburg
Area:699 km²
Inhabitants:174,700 (2002)
pop. density:250 inh./km²
Car identification:AB
Website:landkreis-aschaffenburg.de (http://www.landkreis-aschaffenburg.de/)
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Aschaffenburg is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the west and clockwise) the districts Darmstadt-Dieburg, Offenbach, Main-Kinzig (all in Hesse), the districts Main-Spessart[?] and Miltenberg[?], and the city of Aschaffenburg.

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History

Remains of Roman settlements are found on the Main river. There was a Roman military camp in what is today the municipality of Stockstadt. After the Roman retreat the region became subject to Alemannic and Franks before eventually being a part of the electorate of Mainz. While the banks of the Main were populated in all these centuries, the hills of the Spessart Mountains were virtually unsettled until the 13th century.

The districts of Aschaffenburg and Alzenau were established in 1862, half a century after the region was annexed by Bavaria. These districts were merged in 1972 in order to form the present district.

Geography

The district is located in the extreme northwest of Bavaria and bounded by Hesse on two sides. The Main River forms the western border, though southwest of the city of Aschaffenburg there are also parts on the western river banks incorporated in the district. In the south and the east the district is occupied by the Spessart Mountains.

The city of Aschaffenburg is not included in the district, but nonetheless its administrative seat.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays:
  • an acorn symbolising the Spessart mountains and their dense forests
  • the wheel of the electorate of Mainz
  • the blue rings of the Echter family, which was a noble family possessing lots of land in the region

Towns and municipalities

  1. Alzenau[?]
    Municipalities
  1. Bessenbach[?]
  2. Blankenbach[?]
  3. Dammbach[?]
  4. Geiselbach[?]
  5. Glattbach[?]
  6. Goldbach[?]
  7. Großostheim[?]
  8. Haibach[?]
  9. Heigenbrücken[?]
  10. Heimbuchenthal[?]
  11. Heinrichsthal[?]
  12. Hösbach[?]
  13. Johannesberg[?]
  14. Kahl[?]
  15. Karlstein[?]
  1. Kleinkahl[?]
  2. Kleinostheim[?]
  3. Krombach[?]
  4. Laufach[?]
  5. Mainaschaff[?]
  6. Mespelbrunn[?]
  7. Mömbris[?]
  8. Rothenbuch[?]
  9. Sailauf[?]
  10. Schöllkrippen[?]
  11. Sommerkahl[?]
  12. Stockstadt[?]
  13. Waldaschaff[?]
  14. Weibersbrunn[?]
  15. Westerngrund[?]
  16. Wiesen[?]

External links

Official Website (http://www.landkreis-aschaffenburg.de/) (German)



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