Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis

Schwarzwald-Baar (German pronunciation: [ˌʃvaʁtsvaltˈbaːɐ̯]) is a Landkreis (district) in the south of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Ortenaukreis, Rottweil, Tuttlingen, Constance, the Swiss canton of Schaffhausen, and the districts Waldshut, Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald and Emmendingen.

Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis
Flag of Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis
Coat of arms of Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Adm. regionFreiburg
CapitalVillingen-Schwenningen
Area
 • Total1,025.23 km2 (395.84 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2021)[1]
 • Total213,385
 • Density210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationVS
Websitehttps://www.lrasbk.de

HistoryEdit

The district was created in 1973, when the districts of Donaueschingen and Villingen were merged.[citation needed]

GeographyEdit

The district got its name from the two predominant landscapes in the district. The Black Forest (Schwarzwald), and the Baar, the foothills between the Black Forest and the Swabian Alb. Both the Danube River and the Neckar River have their origins in the Schwarzwald and Baar district.

Coat of armsEdit

The coat of arms is modeled after the two coat of arms of the cities of Villingen and Schwenningen. Villingen had a horizontally divided blue-and-white arms, while Schwenningen had a vertically divided blue-and-white arms. Combining both divisions gives the four fields. The eagle in the top-left quarter is taken from the coat of arms of the city of Villingen, and derives from the Zähringen family who ruled that city in the 13th century.

Cities and townsEdit

SwitzerlandBreisgau-HochschwarzwaldEmmendingen (district)Konstanz (district)Tuttlingen (district)Waldshut (district)OrtenaukreisRottweil (district)Bad DürrheimBlumbergBräunlingenBräunlingenBrigachtalDauchingenDonaueschingenFurtwangen im SchwarzwaldGütenbachHüfingenHüfingenKönigsfeld im SchwarzwaldMönchweilerNiedereschachSankt Georgen im SchwarzwaldSchönwald im SchwarzwaldSchonach im SchwarzwaldTuningenTriberg im SchwarzwaldUnterkirnachUnterkirnachUnterkirnachVillingen-SchwenningenVillingen-SchwenningenVillingen-SchwenningenVöhrenbach 
Clickable map of towns and municipalities in the district
Cities Administrative districts Towns
  1. Bad Dürrheim
  2. Blumberg
  3. Bräunlingen
  4. Donaueschingen
  5. Furtwangen im Schwarzwald
  6. Hüfingen
  7. Sankt Georgen im Schwarzwald
  8. Triberg im Schwarzwald
  9. Villingen-Schwenningen
  10. Vöhrenbach
  1. Donaueschingen
  2. Furtwangen
  3. Raumschaft Triberg
  4. Villingen-Schwenningen
  1. Brigachtal
  2. Dauchingen
  3. Gütenbach
  4. Königsfeld im Schwarzwald
  5. Mönchweiler
  6. Niedereschach
  7. Schonach im Schwarzwald
  8. Schönwald im Schwarzwald
  9. Tuningen
  10. Unterkirnach

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2021" [Population by nationality and sex as of December 31, 2021] (CSV) (in German). Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg. June 2022.

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Coordinates: 48°01′N 8°26′E / 48.017°N 8.433°E / 48.017; 8.433