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Eichstätt
Statistics
State:Bavaria
Capital:Eichstätt
Adm. Region:Oberbayern
Area:1214 km²
Inhabitants:119,600 (2000)
pop. density:99 inh./km²
Car identification:EI
Homepage:landkreis-eichstaett.de (http://www.landkreis-eichstaett.de)
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Map of Bavaria highlighting the district Eichstätt

Eichstätt is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the south and clockwise) the districts of Neuburg-Schrobenhausen, Donau-Ries, Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen, Roth, Neumarkt, Kelheim and Pfaffenhofen, and by the city of Ingolstadt.

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History

The district of Eichstätt in its present form was established in 1972 by merging the former district of Eichstätt with parts of the dissolved districts of Ingolstadt, Beilngries, Riedenburg and Hilpoltstein. The city of Eichstätt lost its status as a district-free city and became the capital of the new district.

Geography

The district is located in the southern part of the Frankish Alb. 80 % of the district are situated in the Altmühltal Nature Park. In the southeast the Danube forms a short part of the border.

Coat of arms

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Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays:
  • a torch, symbolising the industrial area within the metropolitan area of Ingolstadt
  • a crosier, symbolising the bishopric of Eichstätt
  • an antler, symbolising the medieval county of Hirschberg (German Hirsch = "deer")
  • the blue and white checkered pattern of Bavaria

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Beilngries
  2. Eichstätt
  1. Adelschlag
  2. Altmannstein
  3. Böhmfeld
  4. Buxheim
  5. Denkendorf
  6. Dollnstein
  7. Egweil
  8. Eitensheim
  9. Gaimersheim
  10. Großmehring
  11. Hepberg
  12. Hitzhofen
  13. Kinding
  14. Kipfenberg

  1. Kösching
  2. Lenting
  3. Mindelstetten
  4. Mörnsheim
  5. Nassenfels
  6. Oberdolling
  7. Pförring
  8. Pollenfeld
  9. Schernfeld
  10. Stammham
  11. Titting
  12. Walting
  13. Wellheim
  14. Wettstetten

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