Fürth (district)

Statistics
State:Bavaria
Adm. Region:Mittelfranken
Capital:Fürth
Area:308 km²
Inhabitants:113,500 (2002)
pop. density:368 inh./km²
Car identification:
Website:landkreis-fuerth.de
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Fürth is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the east and clockwise) the cities of Fürth and Nuremberg, and by the districts of Roth, Ansbach, Neustadt (Aisch)-Bad Windsheim and Erlangen-Höchstadt.

Table of contents
1 History
2 Geography
3 Coat of arms
4 Towns and municipalities
5 External links

History

In the 13th and most of the 14th century the region was a regional centre of the Hohenzollern state. The Cadolzburg (a castle west of Nuremberg) was the seat of the local rulers.

The present district was established in 1972.

In 2003 the administrative seat was moved from Fürth to Zirndorf. Nonetheless Fürth remains the official capital of the district.

Geography

The district is occupied by the western Nuremberg metropolitan area.

Coat of arms

  • The eagle is the heraldic bird of Brandenburg (in medieval times the region was a part of Brandenburg-Ansbach)
  • The red and white bars are from the arms of Nuremberg
  • Ear and cogwheel are symbols for agriculture and industry

Towns and municipalities

  1. Langenzenn
  2. Oberasbach
  3. Stein
  4. Zirndorf
    Municipalities
  1. Ammerndorf
  2. Cadolzburg
  3. Großhabersdorf
  4. Obermichelbach
  5. Puschendorf
  6. Roßtal
  7. Seukendorf
  8. Tuchenbach
  9. Veitsbronn
  10. Wilhermsdorf
 

External links


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