Traunstein (district)

Traunstein is a Landkreis (district) in the southeastern part of Bavaria, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Mühldorf, Altötting, the Austrian states Upper Austria and Salzburg, the district Berchtesgadener Land, the Austrian states of Salzburg and Tyrol, and the district Rosenheim.

Traunstein
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Adm. regionUpper Bavaria
CapitalTraunstein
Area
  Total1,533.92 km2 (592.25 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2018)[1]
  Total177,089
  Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationTS
Websitehttp://www.traunstein.com

Geography

The district is located in the northern foothills of the Alps. The Chiemsee is located in the west of the district.

History

In 1972 the district was merged with parts of the former district Laufen, and the previously independent urban district Traunstein.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms shows a blue panther to the left, the symbol of the Spanheim dynasty of the Counts of Krainburg-Ortenburg, who owned part of the area in medieval times. The eagle in the top-right derives from the diocese of Chiemsee. In the bottom right there are the Canting Arms of Baumburg Abbey (Baumburg translates to tree-castle), which ruled most of the northern part of the district.

Towns and municipalities

References

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