Coburg (district)

Coburg is a Landkreis (district) in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the east and clockwise) the districts of Kronach, Lichtenfels, Bamberg and Haßberge, and by the state of Thuringia (districts Hildburghausen and Sonneberg). The district surrounds, but does not include the city of Coburg.

Coburg
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Adm. regionUpper Franconia
CapitalCoburg
Area
  Total592 km2 (229 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2018)[1]
  Total86,906
  Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationCO, NEC
Websitelandkreis-coburg.de

History

The history of the district is largely influenced by the city of Coburg. From 1826 to 1918, the region was part of the small duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (see Thuringia). In a referendum from 1919, the Coburg portion of this state decided to join Bavaria (united in 1920). The present district is identical to that portion, but excludes the city of Coburg and the exclave of Königsberg, which is part of Haßberge district. The city of Neustadt was a district-free city until 1972 and was then incorporated into the district.

Geography

The district is located in the hilly country between the Thuringian Slate Mountains and the Main valley.

Economy

In 2015 (latest data available) the GDP per inhabitant was €25,253. This places the district 86th out of 96 districts (rural and urban) in Bavaria (overall average: €42,950).[2]

Coat of arms

The arms consist of the blue and white checkered pattern of Bavaria and the arms of the Wettin dynasty of Saxony. These arms represent the historic affiliations to both states.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bad Rodach
  2. Neustadt bei Coburg
  3. Rödental
  4. Seßlach
  1. Ahorn
  2. Dörfles-Esbach
  3. Ebersdorf bei Coburg
  4. Großheirath
  5. Grub am Forst
  6. Itzgrund
  1. Lautertal
  2. Meeder
  3. Niederfüllbach
  4. Sonnefeld
  5. Untersiemau
  6. Weidhausen
  7. Weitramsdorf

References

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