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Saarbruecken (district)

Statistics
State:Saarland
Capital:Saarbrücken
Area:410.62 km²
Inhabitants:349,177 (2002)
pop. density:850 inh./km²
Car identification:SB
Homepage:http://www.stadtverband-saarbruecken.de
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The Stadtverband Saarbrücken is equivalent to a Kreis (district) and located in the south of the Saarland, Germany. Neighboring districts are Saarlouis, Neunkirchen, Saar-Pfalz[?], and the french departement Moselle.

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History The district Saarbrücken was originally created in 1816. In 1974 the district and the district-free city Saarbrücken were merged, and the was named Stadtverband Saarbrücken. Although it's not a district like others, most of its administrative tasks are same as those of a district.

Geography The Saar River[?] flows throught the district, through the city Saarbrücken in the center of the district.

Coat of arms

The original district had no coat of arms, the Stadtverband uses a coat derived from the one of the Counts of Nassau-Saarbrücken. The silver lion is taken from the County of Saarbrücken, the golden lion is the lion of Nassau.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Friedrichsthal[?]
  2. Püttlingen[?]
  3. Saarbrücken
  4. Sulzbach[?]
  5. Völklingen[?]
    Municipalities
  1. Großrosseln[?]
  2. Heusweiler[?]
  3. Kleinblittersdorf[?]
  4. Quierschied[?]
  5. Riegelsberg[?]

External links Official website (http://www.stadtverband-saarbruecken.de) (German)



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