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Rhein-Neckar

Statistics
State:Baden-Württemberg
Adm. Region:Karlsruhe
Region:Rhein-Neckar-Odenwald
Capital:Heidelberg
Area:1061.71 km²
Inhabitants:528,962 (2002)
pop. density:498 inh./km²
Car identification:HD
Homepage:http://www.rhein-neckar-kreis.de
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Rhein-Neckar is a district (Kreis) in the north-west of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are Bergstraße, Odenwaldkreis, Neckar-Odenwald, Heilbronn, Karlsruhe, district-free Speyer, the district Ludwigshafen, and district-free Mannheim and Heidelberg.

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History The district was created in 1973 by merging the previous districts Heidelberg, Mannheim and a big part of Sinsheim.

Geography It's named after the two main rivers which flow through the district, Rhine and Neckar. The highest elevation is the Stiefelhöhe near Heiligkreuzsteinach[?] with 583 m in the Odenwald mountains, the lowest elevation with 92 m is near Ilvesheim[?] in the Neckar valley.

Coat of arms

The wavy line in the left of the coat of arms represent the two rivers Rhine and Neckar. The lion in the right side is the symbol of Palatinate, as the area belonged to that area historically.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Eberbach[?]
  2. Eppelheim[?]
  3. Hemsbach[?]
  4. Hockenheim[?]
  5. Ladenburg[?]
  6. Leimen[?]
  7. Neckarbischofsheim[?]
  8. Neckargemünd[?]
  9. Rauenberg[?]
  10. Schwetzingen[?]
  11. Schönau[?]
  12. Schriesheim[?]
  13. Sinsheim[?]
  14. Waibstadt[?]
  15. Walldorf[?]
  16. Weinheim[?]
  17. Wiesloch[?]
    Municipalities
  1. Altlußheim[?]
  2. Angelbachtal[?]
  3. Bammental[?]
  4. Brühl[?]
  5. Dielheim[?]
  6. Dossenheim[?]
  7. Edingen-Neckarhausen[?]
  8. Epfenbach[?]
  9. Eschelbronn[?]
  10. Gaiberg[?]
  11. Heddesbach[?]
  12. Heddesheim[?]
  13. Heiligkreuzsteinach[?]
  14. Helmstadt-Bargen[?]
  15. Hirschberg[?]
  16. Ilvesheim[?]
  17. Ketsch[?]
  18. Laudenbach[?]
  19. Lobbach[?]

  1. Malsch[?]
  2. Mauer[?]
  3. Meckesheim[?]
  4. Mühlhausen[?]
  5. Neidenstein[?]
  6. Neulußheim[?]
  7. Nußloch[?]
  8. Oftersheim[?]
  9. Plankstadt[?]
  10. Reichartshausen[?]
  11. Reilingen[?]
  12. Sandhausen[?]
  13. St. Leon-Rot[?]
  14. Schönbrunn[?]
  15. Spechbach[?]
  16. Wiesenbach[?]
  17. Wilhelmsfeld[?]
  18. Zuzenhausen[?]

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



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