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Adm. Region:Freiburg
Region:Südlicher Oberrhein
Capital:Freiburg (seat of admin.)
Area:1,378.3 km²
Inhabitants:243,043 (2001)
pop. density:176 inh./km²
Car identification:FR
Homepage:http://breisgau-hochschwarzwald.de (http://www.breisgau-hochschwarzwald.de)

Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald is a Kreis (district) in the south of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are Emmendingen, Schwarzwald-Baar, Waldshut, Lörrach and the french departements Haut-Rhin and Bas-Rhin. The district-free city Freiburg is sorrounded by the district.

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History The district was created in 1973 by merging the previous districts Freiburg, Müllheim und Hochschwarzwald.

Geography Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald is a large and rural district with at least three distinct scenic settings:

  1. the flat land at the River Rhine (Oberrheinebene) with the Kaiserstuhl[?] mountain, the Tuniberg[?] and the Markgräflerland[?]
  2. the slopes of the Black Forest mountains, with black forest valleys reaching to the Rhine, like Glottertal[?], Dreisamtal[?], Höllental[?] and Münstertal[?]
  3. the higher mountain ranges of the Black Forest (Hochschwarzwald), including the highest mountain in the Black Forest, the Feldberg (1493 m)

The district is interesting to tourists. Other characteristic items are wine and forests.

Politics Politically, the majority of the districts parliament (Kreistag) is traditionally christian democratic-conservative, with higher levels of conservative votes the farer one gets from Freiburg (which has a red-green majority).

Coat of arms

The left half of the coat of arms show the colors of Austria, and the right side the colors of Baden, as both countries owned big part of the district. In the middle it shows an eagle, taken from the coat of arms of the Princes of Fürstenberg. The coat of arms was granted in 1974, and it's very similar to the coat of arms of the previous Freiburg district.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Breisach[?]
  2. Heitersheim[?]
  3. Müllheim[?]
  4. Neuenburg am Rhein[?]
  5. Staufen[?]
  6. Titisee-Neustadt[?]
  7. Vogtsburg[?]
  1. Au
  2. Auggen[?]
  3. Bad Krozingen[?]
  4. Badenweiler
  5. Ballrechten-Dottingen[?]
  6. Bötzingen[?]
  7. Bollschweil[?]
  8. Breitnau[?]
  1. Buchenbach[?]
  2. Buggingen[?]
  3. Ebringen[?]
  4. Ehrenkirchen[?]
  5. Eichstetten am Kaiserstuhl[?]
  6. Eisenbach[?]
  7. Eschbach[?]
  8. Feldberg
  9. Friedenweiler[?]
  10. Glottertal[?]
  11. Gottenheim[?]
  12. Gundelfingen
  13. Hartheim[?]
  14. Heuweiler[?]
  15. Hinterzarten[?]
  16. Horben[?]
  17. Ihringen[?]
  18. Kirchzarten[?]
  1. Lenzkirch[?]
  2. Löffingen[?]
  3. March[?]
  4. Merdingen[?]
  5. Merzhausen[?]
  6. Münstertal[?]
  7. Oberried[?]
  8. Pfaffenweiler[?]
  9. Schallstadt[?]
  10. Schluchsee[?]
  11. Sölden[?]
  12. Sankt Märgen[?]
  13. Sankt Peter[?]
  14. Stegen[?]
  15. Sulzburg[?]
  16. Umkirch[?]
  17. Wittnau[?]

External links

Official Website (http://www.breisgau-hochschwarzwald.de)

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