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Ravensburg
—  District  —

Coat of arms
Country  Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Adm. region Tübingen
Capital Ravensburg
Area
 • Total 1,631.72 km2 (630.01 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 276,965
 • Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration RV
Website http://www.landkreis-ravensburg.de

Ravensburg is a district (Kreis) in the south-east of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from south-west clockwise) Bodensee, Sigmaringen and Biberach, the Bavarian urban district Memmingen and the districts Unterallgäu, Oberallgäu and Lindau (Bodensee).

History[]

The district dates back to the Oberamt Ravensburg, which was created in 1810 when the previously free imperial city Ravensburg and the surrounding area became part of Württemberg. In 1938 the Oberamt was converted into a district, most of the Oberamt Waldsee was merged into the new district. In 1973 the district Wangen was merged into the district, together with a few municipalities from the district Saulgau, Überlingen and Biberach. The district is also home to the toymaker Ravensburger.

Geography[]

The landscape in the district are the hills of the Oberschwäbischen Hügelland and the Westallgäuer Hügelland.

Coat of arms[]

Coat of arms

The coat of arms show a Lion, the symbol of the Welfen family. This family had their center in Ravensburg, before the area went to the Hohenstaufen family.

Cities and municipalities[]

Cities Administrative districts Municipalities
  1. Aulendorf
  2. Bad Waldsee
  3. Bad Wurzach
  4. Isny im Allgäu
  5. Leutkirch im Allgäu
  6. Ravensburg
  7. Wangen im Allgäu
  8. Weingarten (Württemberg)
  1. Altshausen
  2. Bad Waldsee
  3. Gullen
  4. Leutkirch
  5. Mittleres Schussental
  6. Vogt
  7. Wangen
  8. Wilhelmsdorf
  9. Fronreute-Wolpertswende
  1. Achberg
  2. Aichstetten
  3. Aitrach
  4. Altshausen
  5. Amtzell
  6. Argenbühl
  7. Baienfurt
  8. Baindt
  9. Berg
  10. Bergatreute
  11. Bodnegg
  12. Boms
  13. Ebenweiler
  14. Ebersbach-Musbach
  15. Eichstegen
  16. Fleischwangen
  1. Fronreute
  2. Grünkraut
  3. Guggenhausen
  4. Horgenzell
  5. Hoßkirch
  6. Kißlegg
  7. Königseggwald
  8. Riedhausen
  9. Schlier
  10. Unterwaldhausen
  11. Vogt
  12. Waldburg
  13. Wilhelmsdorf
  14. Wolfegg
  15. Wolpertswende

References[]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung und Erwerbstätigkeit" (in German). Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg. 31 December 2009. http://www.statistik-bw.de/Veroeffentl/Statistische_Berichte/3126_10001.pdf. 

External links[]

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Coordinates: 47°49′N 9°48′E / 47.82, 9.8


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