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Bamberg (district)

Adm. Region:Oberfranken
Area:1168 km²
Inhabitants:140,000 (2002)
pop. density:120 inh./km²
Car identification:BA
Website:landkreis-bamberg.de (http://www.landkreis-bamberg.de/)

Bamberg is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is surrounding, but not including the city of Bamberg. The district is bounded by the districts of (from the north and clockwise) Lichtenfels[?], Bayreuth, Forchheim[?], Erlangen-Höchstadt[?], Neustadt (Aisch)-Bad Windsheim[?], Kitzingen[?], Schweinfurt[?] and Haßberge[?].

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The history of the district is linked with the history of Bamberg.

In 1862 the districts of Bamberg-West and Bamberg-East were established. They were merged in 1929. The present borders were established in 1972, when portions of the adjoining district of Erlangen-Höchstadt[?] were annexed.


The district surrounds the city of Bamberg. The western half of the district is occupied by the Steigerwald, a hilly forest region. In the east there is the hill chain of the Frankish Alb. Between these regions the Main River enters the district from the north, turns around just before the city of Bamberg and leaves to the northwest. The smaller Regnitz[?] River comes from the south and meets the Main behind Bamberg.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays the heraldic animals of Bamberg and Ebrach, a lion and a boar.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Baunach[?]
  2. Hallstadt[?]
  3. Scheßlitz[?]
  4. Schlüsselfeld[?]
  1. Altendorf[?]
  2. Bischberg[?]
  3. Breitengüßbach[?]
  4. Burgebrach[?]
  5. Burgwindheim[?]
  6. Buttenheim[?]
  7. Ebrach[?]
  8. Frensdorf[?]
  9. Gerach[?]
  10. Gundelsheim[?]
  11. Heiligenstadt[?]
  12. Hirschaid[?]
  13. Kemmern[?]
  14. Königsfeld[?]
  15. Lauter[?]
  16. Lisberg[?]
  1. Litzendorf[?]
  2. Memmelsdorf[?]
  3. Oberhaid[?]
  4. Pettstadt[?]
  5. Pommersfelden[?]
  6. Priesendorf[?]
  7. Rattelsdorf[?]
  8. Reckendorf[?]
  9. Schönbrunn[?]
  10. Stadelhofen[?]
  11. Stegaurach[?]
  12. Strullendorf[?]
  13. Viereth-Trunstadt[?]
  14. Walsdorf[?]
  15. Wattendorf[?]
  16. Zapfendorf[?]

External links

Official website (http://www.landkreis-bamberg.de/) (German)
Links to municipalities (http://www.bnv-bamberg.de/links/landkreis)

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