Amberg-Sulzbach

Amberg-Sulzbach is a Landkreis (district) in Bavaria, Germany. It surrounds but does not include the city of Amberg. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Neustadt an der Waldnaab, Schwandorf, Neumarkt, Nürnberger Land and Bayreuth.

Amberg-Sulzbach
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Adm. regionUpper Palatinate
Founded1972-07-01
CapitalAmberg
Government
  District admin.Richard Reisinger (CSU)
Area
  Total1,255 km2 (485 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2018)[1]
  Total103,109
  Density82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationAS, BUL, ESB, NAB, SUL
Websitekreis-as.de

History

The history is linked with the history of the Upper Palatinate and the city of Amberg.

The district was established in 1972 by merging the former district of Amberg and the district-free city of Sulzbach-Rosenberg (the latter one lost its status as a district-free city in this administrative reform).

Geography

The district is located in the geographical centre of Bavaria, 40 km east of Nuremberg. The main axis of the region is the Vils River (an affluent of the Naab) crossing the district from north to south. West of the river the land rises to the Franconian Jura, while there are gentle hills on the eastern side in the angle between Naab and Vils. The district is mainly covered by forests, especially in its western half.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays:
  • The Palatine Lion, which was the heraldic animal of the Upper Palatinate
  • The lilies, which were a symbol of the counts of Sulzbach
  • The mining tools, in order to remind of the mining history of the Upper Palatinate

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Auerbach
  2. Hirschau
  3. Schnaittenbach
  4. Sulzbach-Rosenberg
  5. Vilseck
  1. Ammerthal
  2. Birgland
  3. Ebermannsdorf
  4. Edelsfeld
  5. Ensdorf
  6. Etzelwang
  7. Freihung
  8. Freudenberg
  9. Gebenbach
  10. Hahnbach
  11. Hirschbach
  1. Hohenburg
  2. Illschwang
  3. Kastl
  4. Königstein
  5. Kümmersbruck
  6. Neukirchen bei Sulzbach-Rosenberg
  7. Poppenricht
  8. Rieden
  9. Schmidmühlen
  10. Ursensollen
  11. Weigendorf

References

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