Pfaffenhofen (district)

Pfaffenhofen  is a Landkreis (district) in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the south and clockwise) the districts of Eichstätt, Kelheim, Freising, Dachau and Neuburg-Schrobenhausen, and the city of Ingolstadt.

Pfaffenhofen
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Adm. regionUpper Bavaria
CapitalPfaffenhofen an der Ilm
Area
  Total760 km2 (290 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2018)[1]
  Total127,151
  Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationPAF
Websitelandkreis-pfaffenhofen.de

History

In early medieval times the region was partially property of the powerful monasteries of Ilmmünster and Münchsmünster, and partially divided into tiny secular states. One of those states was the county of Scheyern. The counts were ancestors of the Wittelsbach family, who in 1180 became rulers of Bavaria. From that time on the region was a part of Bavaria.

The district of Pfaffenhofen was established in 1972 by merging several former districts.

Geography

The district is located in the Hallertau Plains between the Isar and Danube rivers. The Danube crosses the northernmost part of the district.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays:
  • the white and blue lozenges of Bavaria
  • a cross symbolising the monastery of Scheyern
  • a branch of hops

Towns and municipalities

Towns

Municipalities

International cooperation

These are the official sister cities

Country City County / District / Region / State
Serbia Valjevo Kolubara District

References

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