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Regen is a town in Bavaria, Germany, and the district town of the district of Regen.

Regen
Regen
Regen
Coat of arms of Regen
Coat of arms
Location of Regen within Regen district
Regen in REG.svg
Regen is located in Germany
Regen
Regen
Regen is located in Bavaria
Regen
Regen
Coordinates: 48°58′N 13°8′E / 48.967°N 13.133°E / 48.967; 13.133Coordinates: 48°58′N 13°8′E / 48.967°N 13.133°E / 48.967; 13.133
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionLower Bavaria
DistrictRegen
Subdivisions59 districts
Government
 • MayorIlse Oswald (FW)
Area
 • Total65.15 km2 (25.15 sq mi)
Elevation
530 m (1,740 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total11,001
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
94209
Dialling codes09921
Vehicle registrationREG
Websitewww.regen.de

GeographyEdit

Regen is situated on the great Regen River, located in the Bavarian Forest.

DivisionsEdit

Originally the town consisted of 4 districts: Bürgerholz, Grubhügel, Riedham and St. Johann.

After a governmental reform the villages of Aden, Augrub, Bärndorf, Bettmannsäge, Dreieck, Ebenhof, Ecklend, Edhof, Eggenried, Finkenried, Frauenmühle, Großseiboldsried, Huberhof, Kagerhof, Kattersdorf, Kerschlhöh, Kleinseiboldsried, Kreuzerhof, Kühhof, March, Maschenberg, Matzelsried, Metten, Neigerhöhe, Neigermühle, Neusohl, Obermitterdorf, Oberneumais, Oleumhütte, Pfistermühle, Pometsau, Poschetsried, Reinhartsmais, Richtplatz, Rinchnachmündt, Rohrbach, Sallitz, Schauerhof, Schlossau, Schochert, Schollenried, Schönhöh, Schützenhof, Schwaighof, Schweinhütt, Spitalhof, Sumpering, Tausendbach, Thanhof, Thurnhof, Weißenstein, Weißensteiner-Au, Wickersdorf, Wieshof and Windschnur were added.

Population developmentEdit

  • 1280: 200
  • 1828: 1196
  • 1904: 2366
  • 1974: 9029
  • 2005: 12.553
  • 2015: 10.855

International relationsEdit

Notable placesEdit

The "Niederbayrisches Landwirtschaftsmuseum" is a museum showing the history of agriculture and society in Lower Bavaria from the 18th and 19th century.

The "Fressendes Haus" is a former domicile of the poets Clara Nordström (1886–1962) and Siegfried von Vegesack (1888–1974), which was transformed in a museum in 1984 presenting different expositions of historical art and the archeological excavations at the castle ruin of Weißenstein.

Natural monumentsEdit

  • The Pfahl is a 150-kilometre-long quartz ridge. In the vicinity of Weißenstein it reaches its highest point at 750 metres at the site of Weißenstein Castle.

EconomyEdit

Tourism figures largely in the local economy, with over 64,000 visitors accounting for 220,000 over-night stays last year.

PersonalitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.

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