Forchheim (district)

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Forchheim
Statistics
State:Bavaria
Capital:Forchheim
Adm. Region:Oberfranken
Area:643 km²
Inhabitants:112,500 (2000)
pop. density:175 inh./km²
Car identification:FO
Homepage:landkreis-forchheim.de (http://www.landkreis-forchheim.de)
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Map of Bavaria highlighting the district Forchheim

Forchheim is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Bamberg, Bayreuth, Nürnberger Land and Erlangen-Höchstadt.

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History

Until 1803 the region was divided between the clerical state of Bamberg and the margravate of Brandenburg-Kulmbach centred in Bayreuth. Then it fell to Bavaria. The district in its present borders was established in 1972 by merging the former district of Forchheim with parts of the dissolved districts of Ebermannstadt and Pegnitz. The city of Forchheim lost its status as a district-free city and became the capital.

Geography

The main river is the Regnitz, which runs from south to north through the western parts of the district. East of the river the land rises to the hills of the Frankish Alb.

Coat of arms

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Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays:
  • the lion of the clerical state of Bamberg
  • the key is from the arms of the county of Schlüsselberg; these counts possessed many castles in the region, but their property was acquired by the bishops of Bamberg in the 14th century
  • the trout symbolises the city of Forchheim (the word "Forchheim" literally means "home of the trouts")

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Ebermannstadt
  2. Forchheim
  3. Gräfenberg
  1. Dormitz
  2. Effeltrich
  3. Eggolsheim
  4. Egloffstein
  5. Gößweinstein
  6. Hallerndorf
  7. Hausen
  8. Heroldsbach
  9. Hetzles
  10. Hilpoltstein
  11. Igensdorf
  12. Kirchehrenbach

  1. Kleinsendelbach
  2. Kunreuth
  3. Langensendelbach
  4. Leutenbach
  5. Neunkirchen
  6. Obertrubach
  7. Pinzberg
  8. Poxdorf
  9. Pretzfeld
  10. Unterleinleiter
  11. Weilersbach
  12. Weißenohe
  13. Wiesenthau
  14. Wiesenttal

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