Kaiserslautern (district)

Kaiserslautern is a district (Kreis) in the south of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from west clockwise) Kusel, Saarpfalz-Kreis, Donnersbergkreis, Bad Dürkheim and Südwestpfalz. The city of Kaiserslautern is almost fully enclosed by, but not belonging to the district.

Kaiserslautern

Coat of arms
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
CapitalKaiserslautern
Area
  Total639.85 km2 (247.05 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2018)[1]
  Total106,057
  Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationKL
Websitekaiserslautern-kreis.de

History

The district of Kaiserslautern was established in 1939. Minor changes of the borders occurred in 1969 and 1972.

Geography

The district includes parts of the Palatinate Forest (Pfälzer Wald) in the east and the North Palatine Hills (Nordpfälzer Bergland) in the west, as well as the lowlands between them.

Partnerships

Since 1962 the district has had a partnership with Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. As part of the partnership of Rhineland-Palatinate with Rwanda, the district has had a partnership with the municipality of Musasa since 1983. In 2002, a partnership with the Polish district of Olesno was started.

Coat of arms

The eagle on the top of the coat of arms represents the several imperial estates in the district. The lion on the left is the lion of the Electorate of the Palatinate, the fish in the middle is taken from the coat of arms of the city of Kaiserslautern. The bezants (coins) on the right represent the Lords of Sickingen and their estate.

Towns and municipalities

Verbandsgemeinden
  1. Bruchmühlbach-Miesau1
  2. Gerhardsbrunn
  3. Lambsborn
  4. Langwieden
  5. Martinshöhe
  1. Enkenbach-Alsenborn1
  2. Fischbach
  3. Frankenstein
  4. Hochspeyer
  5. Mehlingen
  6. Neuhemsbach
  7. Sembach
  8. Waldleiningen
  1. Bann
  2. Hauptstuhl
  3. Kindsbach
  4. Krickenbach
  5. Landstuhl1, 2
  6. Linden
  7. Mittelbrunn
  8. Oberarnbach
  9. Queidersbach
  10. Schopp
  11. Stelzenberg
  12. Trippstadt
  1. Frankelbach
  2. Heiligenmoschel
  3. Hirschhorn
  4. Katzweiler
  5. Mehlbach
  6. Niederkirchen
  7. Olsbrücken
  8. Otterbach
  9. Otterberg1, 2
  10. Schallodenbach
  11. Schneckenhausen
  12. Sulzbachtal
  1. Hütschenhausen
  2. Kottweiler-Schwanden
  3. Niedermohr
  4. Ramstein-Miesenbach1, 2
  5. Steinwenden
  1. Erzenhausen
  2. Eulenbis
  3. Kollweiler
  4. Mackenbach
  5. Reichenbach-Steegen
  6. Rodenbach
  7. Schwedelbach
  8. Weilerbach1
1seat of the Verbandsgemeinde; 2town

References

  1. "Bevölkerungsstand 2018 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2019.

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