Rhein-Neckar

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Rhein-Neckar-Kreis
Statistics
State:Baden-Württemberg
Capital:Heidelberg
Adm. Region:Karlsruhe
Area:1061.71 km²
Inhabitants:528,962 (2002)
pop. density:394 inh./km²
Car identification:HD
Homepage:http://www.rhein-neckar-kreis.de
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Map of Baden-Württemberg highlighting the district Rhein-Neckar-Kreis

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 Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis, 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

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

Towns 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
  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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