Regen (district)

Regen is a Landkreis (district) in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the south and clockwise) the districts of Freyung-Grafenau, Deggendorf, Straubing-Bogen and Cham, and by the Czech Republic (Plzeň Region).

Regen
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Adm. regionLower Bavaria
CapitalRegen
Government
  District admin.Rita Röhrl (SPD)
Area
  Total975 km2 (376 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2018)[1]
  Total77,656
  Density80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationREG
Websitelandkreis-regen.de

History

The district was established in 1972 by merging the former districts of Regen and Viechtach.

Geography

The district is entirely located in the Bavarian Forest. It is named after the Regen river and its two headstreams, the Black Regen and the White Regen.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays:
  • the blue and white checked pattern of Bavaria
  • a glass, symbolising the glass industry
  • a pine tree, symbolising the Bavarian Forest
  • a tower, symbolising the castles in the district

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Regen
  2. Viechtach
  3. Zwiesel
  1. Achslach
  2. Arnbruck
  3. Bayerisch Eisenstein
  4. Bischofsmais
  5. Böbrach
  6. Bodenmais
  7. Drachselsried
  8. Frauenau
  9. Geiersthal
  10. Gotteszell
  1. Kirchberg im Wald
  2. Kirchdorf im Wald
  3. Kollnburg
  4. Langdorf
  5. Lindberg
  6. Patersdorf
  7. Prackenbach
  8. Rinchnach
  9. Ruhmannsfelden
  10. Teisnach
  11. Zachenberg

References

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