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Schwandorf is a Landkreis (district) in the eastern part of Bavaria, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise) Cham, Regensburg, Neumarkt, Amberg-Sulzbach, Neustadt an der Waldnaab, and the Czech Plzeň Region.

Schwandorf
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Adm. regionUpper Palatinate
CapitalSchwandorf
Area
 • Total1,472.88 km2 (568.68 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2017)[1]
 • Total146,487
 • Density99/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationSAD
Websitelandkreis-schwandorf.de

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GeographyEdit

The main rivers of the district are the Naab and the Regen.

ClimateEdit

Climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year-round. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb". (Marine West Coast Climate/Oceanic climate).[2]

HistoryEdit

The district was created in 1972 by merging the previous districts of Burglengenfeld, Oberviechtach, Nabburg, Neunburg vorm Wald, and the previously district-free city Schwandorf.

Coat of armsEdit

  The coat of arms shows the lion of the Palatinate to the left. The tower in the right half symbolizes the many fortresses and castles in the district. The wavy line and the mill wheel in the bottom stand for the many rivers and the water mills in the district.

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). September 2018.
  2. ^ Climate Summary for closest city on record

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 49°20′N 12°10′E / 49.33°N 12.17°E / 49.33; 12.17