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Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen
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State:Bavaria
Capital:Weißenburg
Adm. Region:Mittelfranken
Area:970.83 km²
Inhabitants:95,109 (2000)
pop. density:98 inh./km²
Car identification:WUG
Homepage:www.wugnet.de (http://www.wugnet.de/lkr/index.htm)
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Map of Bavaria highlighting the district Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen

Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen is a Kreis (district) in the west of Bavaria, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Ansbach, Roth, Eichstätt and Donau-Ries.

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History

The district was formed in 1972 by merging the district Gunzenhausen, Weißenburg, and the previously independent urban district of Weißenburg.

Coat of arms

The symbol in the bottom of the coat of arms derives from the Counts of Pappenheim, and was taken from the coat of arms of the former district Weißenberg. The imperial eagle to the right stands for the city of Weißenburg, and the bars in the left are taken from the coat of arms of the former district Gunzenhausen.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Verwaltungsgemeinschaften free municipalities
  1. Ellingen¹
  2. Gunzenhausen
  3. Pappenheim
  4. Treuchtlingen
  5. Weißenburg

¹ administrated inside a
Verwaltungsgemeinschaft

  1. Altmühltal
  2. Ellingen
  3. Gunzenhausen
  4. Hahnenkamm
  5. Nennslingen
  1. Langenaltheim
  2. Polsingen
  3. Solnhofen

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