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Adm. Region:Darmstadt
Area:719.54 km²
Inhabitants:264,695 (2001)
pop. density:368 inh./km²
Car identification:HP

Bergstraße (translated: hill street) is a Kreis (district) in the south of Hesse, Germany. Neighboring districts are Groß-Gerau, Darmstadt-Dieburg, Odenwaldkreis, Rhein-Neckar, district-free Mannheim, Ludwighafen, and district-free Worms.

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The district is located in the Odenwald mountains. The Bergstraße is a touristical route which leads from Darmstadt to Wiesloch[?], the northern part of this route goes through the district and gave it its name.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms is split into four quarters. In the top-left it shows the Starkenburg castle, which is one of the main castles in the district. The flower in the top-right stands for the flower-richness in spring. The cross in the bottom-left derives from the coat of arms of the imperial abbey of Lorsch[?], and the lion in the bottom-right is the sign of Hesse.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Bensheim[?]
  2. Bürstadt[?]
  3. Heppenheim[?]
  4. Hirschhorn[?]
  5. Lampertheim[?]
  6. Lindenfels[?]
  7. Lorsch[?]
  8. Neckarsteinach[?]
  9. Viernheim[?]
  10. Zwingenberg[?]
  1. Abtsteinach[?]
  2. Biblis[?]
  3. Birkenau[?]
  4. Einhausen[?]
  5. Fürth[?]
  6. Gorxheimertal[?]
  7. Grasellenbach[?]
  8. Groß-Rohrheim[?]
  9. Lautertal[?]
  10. Mörlenbach[?]
  11. Rimbach[?]
  12. Wald-Michelbach[?]

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