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Area:418.53 km²
Inhabitants:156,358 (2002)
pop. density:374 inh./km²
Car identification:HOM

Saarpfalz (Saar-Palatinate) is a Kreis (district) in the south-east of the Saarland, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from west clockwise) Saarbrücken, Neunkirchen, Kusel, Südwestpfalz, district-free Zweibrücken[?], and the French departement Moselle.

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History When after World War I the Saar area went under special government of the League of Nations, the Palatinate area, then part of Bavaria, was split in two parts. The part which went into the Saar became commonly know as Saarpfalz, and was administrated by the two Bezirksamt St. Ingbert and Homburg. The district Saarpfalz was created in 1974 when the two districts Sankt Ingbert and Homburg were merged. Since 1997 the district has partnership with the Henrico County, Virginia.

Coat of arms

The lion in the top left is the symbol of the Palatinate (Pfalz), the cross in the top right is the symbol of Trier, both owned big part of the district in the past. The crosier is the bottom left represents the clerical possesions of the monasteries, while the silver lion in the bottom right is the symbol of the county of Homburg.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Bexbach[?]
  2. Blieskastel[?]
  3. Homburg[?]
  4. Sankt Ingbert[?]
  1. Gersheim[?]
  2. Kirkel[?]
  3. Mandelbachtal[?]

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

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