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Germersheim (district)

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State:Rhineland-Palatinate
Adm. Region:Rheinhessen-Pfalz
Capital:Germersheim[?]
Area:463.26 km²
Inhabitants:124,380 (2001)
pop. density:268 inh./km²
Car identification:GER
Homepage:http://www.kreis-germersheim.de
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Germersheim is a district (Kreis) in the south-east of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from west clockwise) Südliche Weinstraße, Ludwighafen, the district Karlsruhe as well as the district-free city Karlsruhe, and the French departement Bas-Rhin.

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History

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Geography The Rhine river marks the eastern boundary of the district, the river Lauter most of the southern boundary. The landscape of the district consists of the Rhine valley, in the north and east meeting the jungle-like areas of old Rhine arms, in the south covering the Bienwald (a forest stretching into the north of Alsace).

Coat of arms

The coat of arms show the lion of Palatinate in the top part, and the cross of Speyer in the bottom part, as the districts area belonged to these both counties in the past. The wavy line in the middle symbolized the Rhine river, and the escutcheon[?] in the middle show the coat of arms of the city of Germersheim.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Germersheim[?]
  2. Kandel[?]
  3. Wörth[?]
    Verbandsgemeinden
  1. Bellheim[?]
  2. Hagenbach[?]
  3. Jockgrim[?]
  4. Kandel
  5. Lingenfeld[?]
  6. Rülzheim[?]

External links Official website (http://www.kreis-germersheim.de) (German)



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