Bodensee district

Bodensee
District
Country  Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Adm. region Tübingen
Capital Friedrichshafen
Area
 • Total 664.64 km2 (256.62 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 205,843
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration FN
Website http://www.bodenseekreis.de

Bodenseekreis ("Lake Constance district") is a district (Kreis) in the south-east of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from west, clockwise) Konstanz, Sigmaringen and Ravensburg, and in Bavaria, Lindau district. To the south, on the opposite shores of Lake Constance, lies Switzerland.

History

The district was created in 1973, when the previous district Tettnang was merged with most of the district Überlingen.

Geography

The district is located at the northern shore of Lake Constance (German: Bodensee), which also gives the district its name. The landscape covered by the district is called Oberschwäbisches Hügelland and Westallgäuer Hügelland, and as the name suggests it is mostly hilly landscape.

Partnerships

The district has a partnership with the Muldentalkreis in Saxony, Germany, as well as with the Polish district Częstochowa.

Coat of arms

The blue colour as well as the three wavy lines at the bottom of the coat of arms represent the Lake Constance. The wheel derives from the coat of arms of the Lords of Markdorf and Raderach, but it also represents the industry in the district.

Cities and towns

Cities Towns
  1. Friedrichshafen
  2. Markdorf
  3. Meersburg
  4. Tettnang
  5. Überlingen
  1. Bermatingen
  2. Daisendorf
  3. Deggenhausertal
  4. Eriskirch
  5. Frickingen
  6. Hagnau am Bodensee
  7. Heiligenberg
  8. Immenstaad am Bodensee
  9. Kressbronn am Bodensee
  10. Langenargen
  11. Meckenbeuren
  12. Neukirch
  13. Oberteuringen
  14. Owingen
  15. Salem
  16. Sipplingen
  17. Stetten
  18. Uhldingen-Mühlhofen
Administrative districts
  1. Eriskirch-Kressbronn-Langenargen
  2. Friedrichshafen
  3. Markdorf
  4. Meersburg
  5. Salem
  6. Tettnang
  7. Überlingen

References

External links

  • (German)

Coordinates: 47°44′N 9°23′E / 47.733°N 9.383°E / 47.733; 9.383

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