Open main menu

Biberach (district)

Biberach [ˈbiːbərax] is a Landkreis (district) in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is bounded by (from the south and clockwise) the districts of Ravensburg, Sigmaringen, Reutlingen and Alb-Donau, and the Bavarian districts Neu-Ulm, Unterallgäu and the district-free city Memmingen. The major towns in the district of Biberach are Biberach an der Riss, Riedlingen, Ochsenhausen and Laupheim.

Biberach
District
Baden-Württemberg BC.svg
Country Germany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Adm. regionTübingen
CapitalBiberach an der Riss
Area
 • Total1,409.82 km2 (544.33 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2017)[1]
 • Total198,265
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationBC
Websitebiberach.de

Contents

GeographyEdit

The district consists of hilly countryside between the rivers of the Danube and the Iller. The Danube crosses the district in its westernmost part from south to north. The Iller forms the eastern border of the district. Another river is the Riss, an affluent of the Danube crossing the district from south to north.

The Federsee is a small lake in the southwest of the district. Its area is only 1.4 km², but it is famous for Neolithic findings and rare birds.

MediaEdit

The local newspaper is the Schwäbische Zeitung("Swabian Newspaper"). Biberach has also a film festival for German films which celebrated its 31st anniversary in 2009.

Coat of armsEdit

 
Coat of arms

The imperial eagle symbolizes the imperial city of Biberach. Originally the coat of arms of the city showed an eagle as well as a beaver as a canting symbol. In 1488 the coat of arms of the city was changed to show only the beaver. The crosier symbolises the monasteries of the region.

Cities and townsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2017". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). 2018.

External linksEdit