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Adm. Region:Trier
Area:1,090.51 km²
Inhabitants:138,196 (2001)
pop. density:127 inh./km²
Car identification:TR

Trier-Saarburg is a district in the west of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the north and clockwise) Bitburg-Prüm, Bernkastel-Wittlich, Birkenfeld, Sankt Wendel, Merzig-Wadern. To the west it borders Luxembourg. The district-free city Trier is completely sorrounded by the district.

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History The district was created in 1969 by merging the previous districts Trier and Saarburg.

Geography The main river in the district is the Moselle. It's affluent Ruwer[?] as well as the Saar[?] are also well known as one of the prime wine regions of Germany.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms largely resembles the coat of arms of the Saarburg district. The castle in the middle shows the castle of Saarburg, even though now only the ruins of the castle remains. The red cross is the cross of Trier, as a large part of the Saarburg district (as well as of the new Trier-Saarburg district) historically belonged to the state of Trier. The blue bars were added after the merging with the Trier district, and symbolize that part of that district historically belonged to Luxembourg.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Hermeskeil[?]
  2. Konz[?]
  3. Saarburg
  4. Schweich[?]
  1. Hermeskeil
  2. Kell am See[?]
  3. Konz
  4. Ruwer[?]
  5. Saarburg
  6. Schweich
  7. Trier-Land[?]

External links

Official website (http://www.trier-saarburg.de/) (German)

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