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Rems-Murr is a Landkreis (district) in the middle of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Heilbronn, Schwäbisch Hall, Ostalbkreis, Göppingen, Esslingen, the district-free city Stuttgart and the district Ludwigsburg.

Rems-Murr-Kreis
Baden-Württemberg WN.svg
Country Germany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Adm. regionStuttgart
CapitalWaiblingen
Area
 • Total858.14 km2 (331.33 sq mi)
Population
(31 December 2017)[1]
 • Total424,878
 • Density500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationWN, BK
Websitehttp://www.rems-murr-kreis.de

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HistoryEdit

The district was created in 1973, when the district Waiblingen was merged with most of the district Backnang and few municipalities from the district Schwäbisch Gmünd.

GeographyEdit

The biggest part of the district is located in the Swabian-Franconian Forest (Schwäbisch-Fränkischer Wald), of which the Mainhardt Forest forms a part. The two rivers Rems and Murr gave the district its name.

Coat of armsEdit

  The coat of arms shows a deer antler in the middle, the symbol of the former state of Württemberg. The two wavy blue lines above and below symbolize the two rivers Murr (in the north) and Rems (in the south) after which the district was named.

TwinningEdit

Rems-Murr-Kreis is twinned with:

Cities and townsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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