Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis — District — Country Germany State Baden-Württemberg Adm. region Karlsruhe Capital Mosbach (Baden) Area – Total 1,126.34 km2 (434.9 sq mi) Population (31 December 2010) – Total 147,006 – Density 130.5/km2 (338/sq mi) Time zone CET (UTC+1) – Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2) Vehicle registration MOS Website http://www.neckar-odenwald-kreis.de
Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis is a district (Kreis) in the north of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from east clockwise) Main-Tauber-Kreis, Hohenlohe, Heilbronn, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Odenwaldkreis Hesse and Landkreis Miltenberg Bavaria. Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis belongs to the Rhine Neckar Area.
The district was created in 1973 by merging the previous districts Buchen and Mosbach. At first it was named Odenwaldkreis, however to avoid confusion with the neighboring district in Hesse with the same name it was renamed in 1974 to be Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis.
As the name already suggests the district is located in the Odenwald mountains, with the highest elevation at the Katzenbuckel (626 m) near Waldbrunn in the west of the district. The main river of the district is the Neckar.
Coat of arms
The district's coat of arms might be described thus: Per pale dexter bendy lozengy argent and azure, sinister gules a wheel spoked of six argent. The coat of arms shows the symbols of the two historical rulers of the district. On the dexter (armsbearer’s right, viewer’s left) side is the blue and white "bendy lozengy" (that is, slanted diamond shapes) of the Wittelsbach family as owners of the Palatinate; on the sinister (armsbearer’s left, viewer’s right) side is the Wheel of Mainz, a symbol of the old Electoral Mainz.
- Buchen (with 2 unofficial district offices)
- Mosbach (seat of the official district office)
- Kleiner Odenwald
- ^ "Bevölkerung und Erwerbstätigkeit" (in German). Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg. 31 December 2009. http://www.statistik-bw.de/Veroeffentl/Statistische_Berichte/3126_10001.pdf.
- Official website (German)
Regions, and urban and rural districts in the state of Baden-Württemberg in Germany Regions Urban districts Rural districts
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