Rems-Murr-Kreis

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
CountryGermany
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

History

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.

Geography

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 arms

Coat of arms 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.

Twinning

Rems-Murr-Kreis is twinned with:

Cities and towns

Cities Administrative districts Towns
  1. Backnang
  2. Fellbach
  3. Murrhardt
  4. Schorndorf
  5. Waiblingen
  6. Weinstadt
  7. Welzheim
  8. Winnenden
  1. Backnang
  2. Plüderhausen-Urbach
  3. Schorndorf
  4. Sulzbach
  5. Welzheim
  6. Winnenden
  1. Alfdorf
  2. Allmersbach im Tal
  3. Althütte
  4. Aspach
  5. Auenwald
  6. Berglen
  7. Burgstetten
  8. Großerlach
  9. Kaisersbach
  10. Kernen
  11. Kirchberg an der Murr
  12. Korb
  1. Leutenbach
  2. Oppenweiler
  3. Plüderhausen
  4. Remshalden
  5. Rudersberg
  6. Schwaikheim
  7. Spiegelberg
  8. Sulzbach an der Murr
  9. Urbach
  10. Weissach im Tal
  11. Winterbach

References

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

External links

Coordinates: 48°55′N 9°32′E / 48.917°N 9.533°E

Alfdorf

The municipality Alfdorf came into being in 1972 from the union of the earlier municipalities of Alfdorf, Pfahlbronn and Vordersteinenberg to the new municipality called Alfdorf.

With the new arrangement of the administrative districts the municipality Alfdorf came to the Rems-Murr-Kreis and therefore to Stuttgart Region.

As a part of the Swabian-Franconian Forest Nature Park, wide parts are under scenery protection and nature protection.

Allmersbach

Allmersbach im Tal is a municipality in Germany, in the Bundesland of Baden-Württemberg (formerly the kingdom of Württemberg), roughly 35 kilometers northeast of Stuttgart.

Allmerbach im Tal belongs to the Rems-Murr district (Rems-Murr-Kreis) and lies in the Swabian-Franconian mountains (Schwäbisch-Fränkisches Bergland) near the town of Backnang.

The municipality of Allmerbach im Tal was formed in 1972 by uniting the two former independent municipalities Allmersbach and Heutensbach.

Althütte

Althütte is a municipality in the district of Rems-Murr in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

Aspach, Baden-Württemberg

Aspach is a community in the Rems-Murr-Kreis in Germany, near Backnang.

The main village, Großaspach, is the birthplace of Hans Werner Aufrecht, co-founder of AMG Engine Production and Development, more commonly known as AMG, as well as the meaning of the "G" in the name. It is commonly mistaken for being the company's first location, but no AMG office, factory, or research facility has ever been located there.

Auenwald

Auenwald is a municipality in the district of Rems-Murr in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

Berglen

Berglen is a municipality in the district of Rems-Murr in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. The administrative center is Oppelsbohm.

Burgstetten

Burgstetten is a municipality in the district of Rems-Murr in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

Großerlach

Großerlach is a town in the district of Rems-Murr in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

Kaisersbach

Kaisersbach is a town in the district of Rems-Murr in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

Kirchberg an der Murr

Kirchberg an der Murr is a town in the district of Rems-Murr in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

Korb

Korb is a municipality in the Rems-Murr district, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is located 3 km east of Waiblingen, and 15 km northeast of Stuttgart. Korb is known for the wines produced in the area.

Marco Fritz

Marco Fritz (born 3 October 1977) is a German football referee who is based in Korb. He referees for SV Breuningsweiler of the Württemberg Football Association. He is a FIFA referee, and is ranked as a UEFA second group referee.

Oppenweiler

Oppenweiler is a town in the district of Rems-Murr in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

Rudersberg

Rudersberg is a municipality in the Rems-Murr district, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is located 10 km southeast of Backnang, and 28 km northeast of Stuttgart.

Schwaikheim

Schwaikheim is a town in the district of Rems-Murr in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

Sulzbach an der Murr

Sulzbach an der Murr is a town in the district of Rems-Murr in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

Weissach im Tal

Weissach im Tal is a municipality (Gemeinde) in the Rems-Murr-Kreis district of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It belongs to the metropolitan region of Stuttgart . On 31 December 2005 it had a population of 7,205. Weissach im Tal is twinned with Marly in France and Lommatzsch in Saxony. Mayor is Ian Schölzel. Weissach im Tal is one of a few municipalities in Rems-Murr district, which has no areas. In Aichholzhof is the biggest school complex, called "Bildungszentrum Weissach im Tal, with all three types of schools after the elementary school (Hauptschule, Realschule and Gymnasium) around a radius of about 30 km (~16,6 nm).

Winnenden

Winnenden (Swabian: Wẽnnede) is a small town in the Rems-Murr district of the Stuttgart Region in Baden-Württemberg in southwest Germany. It lies in a wine-growing area approx. 20 km (12 mi) northeast of Stuttgart and has a population of fewer than 28,000. The town is home to the Kärcher Company, makers of cleaning equipment namely pressure washers.

Winterbach, Baden-Württemberg

Winterbach is a town in the district of Rems-Murr in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

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