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Encyclopedia > Passau (district)
Passau

Map of Bavaria highlighting the district Passau
State Bavaria
County seat Passau
Adm. region Niederbayern
Region Donau-Wald
Area 1.530,28 km²
Population 187,355 (2001)
Pop. density 122 inh./km²
Car identification PA
Web page http://www.landkreis-passau.de

Passau is a district (Kreis) in the southeast of Bavaria. It encloses the city of Passau geographically from two sides. Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise) Rottal-Inn, Deggendorf, Freyung-Grafenau. To the south it borders Austria. Image File history File links Bavaria_pa. ... Germany is a Federal Republic made up of 16 States, known in German as Länder (singular Land). ... The geographic region and Free State of Bavaria (German: Freistaat Bayern), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ... Old Town of Passau Passau (Latin: Batavia) is a town in Niederbayern, Eastern Bavaria, Germany, known also as Dreiflüssestadt (the City of three rivers), because the Danube River is joined there by the Inn River from the South, and the Ilz River coming out of the Bavarian Forest to... A Regierungsbezirk is an government region of Germany, a subdivision of certain federal states (Bundesländer). ... Niederbayern (Lower Bavaria) is one of the seven administrative regions of Bavaria, Germany, located in the east of Bavaria. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... The geographic region and Free State of Bavaria (German: Freistaat Bayern), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ... Old Town of Passau Passau (Latin: Batavia) is a town in Niederbayern, Eastern Bavaria, Germany, known also as Dreiflüssestadt (the City of three rivers), because the Danube River is joined there by the Inn River from the South, and the Ilz River coming out of the Bavarian Forest to... Rottal-Inn is a Kreis (district) in the southeastern part of Bavaria, Germany. ... Deggendorf is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Freyung-Grafenau is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ...

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History

Archaeological findings prove that the area was settled more than 7000 years ago. In 1971 the district was created by merging the previous districts Wegscheid, Vilshofen, Griesbach (Rottal) and parts of the districts Pfarrkirchen and Eggenfelden. The city's original name was Batava (also known as Batavia) in Roman times. Passau survived three major fires, the biggest one being the all-destructive fire from 1662. After much of the city had burned down, bishops rebuilt it in Baroque style. To this day, massive cathedrals such as the St. Stephan's Dom (Dom means "cathedral" in German) stun visitors from all over the world. St. Stephan houses the world's largest church organ. 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ...


Geography

The district consists of two geographically different parts, separated by the river Danube. In the north is the southern part of the Bayrischer Wald (Bavarian woods) mountains with hills up to 1000 meter. In the south of the Danube river the landscape is only hilly with plains between the valleys of the Inn and Ilz river. The Danube (ancient Danuvius, ancient Greek Istros) is the longest river of the European Union and Europes second-longest[3] (after the Volga). ... The Danube (ancient Danuvius, ancient Greek Istros) is the longest river of the European Union and Europes second-longest[3] (after the Volga). ...


Coat of arms

Coat of arms The bottom of the coat of arms show the blue-and-white checkered symbol of Bavaria. In the top part is a red wolf and a red panther. The wolf represents the abbey of Passau (Hochstift Passau), which is now the central part of the district. The panther is the symbol of the Wittelsbach family, and it represents the area of the former districts Vilshofen and Griesbach.

Image File history File links De_passau_coat. ... The Wittelsbach family is an European royal family and a German dynasty from Bavaria. ...

Towns and municipalities

Towns Verbandsgemeinden Municipalities
  1. Bad Griesbach (Rottal)
  2. Hauzenberg
  3. Pocking
  4. Vilshofen
  1. Aidenbach
  2. Rotthalmünster
  3. Tittling

Markt An Amt (plural Ämter) is an administrative unit, which is unique to the German Bundesländer (federal states) of Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Brandenburg. ... Bad Griesbach is a town in the district of Passau, in Bavaria, Germany. ... Hauzenberg is a town in the district of Passau, in Bavaria, Germany. ... Pocking is a town in the district of Passau, in Lower Bavaria, Germany. ... Vilshofen is a town in the German district of Passau. ...

  1. Aidenbach
  2. Eging am See
  3. Fürstenzell
  4. Hofkirchen
  5. Hutthurm
  6. Obernzell
  7. Ortenburg
  8. Tittling
  9. Untergriesbach
  10. Wegscheid
  11. Windorf
  1. Aicha vorm Wald
  2. Aldersbach
  3. Bad Füssing
  4. Beutelsbach
  5. Breitenberg
  6. Büchlberg
  7. Fürstenstein
  8. Haarbach
  9. Kirchham
  10. Kößlarn
  11. Malching
  12. Neuburg (Inn)
  13. Neuhaus (Inn)
  14. Neukirchen vorm Wald
  15. Ruderting
  16. Ruhstorf (Rott)
  17. Salzweg
  18. Sonnen
  19. Tettenweis
  20. Thyrnau
  21. Tiefenbach
  22. Witzmannsberg

Engraving of Aldersbach Abbey from the Churbaierische Atlas of Anton Wilhelm Ertl, 1687 Aldersbach Abbey (Kloster Aldersbach) was a Cistercian monastery in the valley of the Vils in Lower Bavaria. ... Neuburg can refer to: Neuburg an der Donau, a town which is the administrative seat of the Neuburg-Schrobenhausen district, in the state of Bavaria, Germany Neuburg-Schrobenhausen, a district in the state of Bavaria in Germany The Count Palatine of Neuburg — see Palatinate This is a disambiguation page — a... Neuhaus refers to: Albert Neuhaus Gert Neuhaus Gustav Neuhaus Heinrich Neuhaus Max Neuhaus Richard John Neuhaus Stanislav Neuhaus Amt Neuhaus Neuhaus Tower This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

External links

  • Official website (German)


Urban and rural districts in the Free State of Bavaria in Germany
Urban
districts

Amberg · Ansbach · Aschaffenburg · Augsburg · Bamberg · Bayreuth · Coburg · Erlangen · Fürth · Hof · Ingolstadt · Kaufbeuren · Kempten · Landshut · Memmingen · München (Munich) · Nürnberg (Nuremberg) · Passau · Regensburg · Rosenheim · Schwabach · Schweinfurt · Straubing · Weiden · Würzburg Image File history File links Flag_of_Bavaria_(lozengy). ... The geographic region and Free State of Bavaria (German: Freistaat Bayern), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Map of Germany showing Amberg (currently incorrect) Amberg is a city in Bavaria, Germany. ... Ansbach, or Anspach, originally Onolzbach, is a town in Bavaria, Germany. ... Aschaffenburg is a city in Bavaria, Germany. ... Augsburg is a city in south-central Germany. ... Bamberg is a town in Bavaria, Germany. ... Bayreuth [pronounced by-royt] is a town in northern Bavaria, Germany, on the Red Main river in a valley between the Frankish Alb and the Fichtelgebirge. ... Coburg is a city located on the Itz River in Bavaria, Central-West Germany. ... Erlangen around 1915 Erlangen is a German city in Middle Franconia. ... South part of the city, seen from the Alte Veste (Zirndorf), 2004 The city of Fürth is located in northern Bavaria, Germany in the district of Middle Franconia. ... Hof is a city located on the banks of the Saale in the northeastern corner of the German state of Bavaria, in the Franconia region, hard by the Czech border and the forested Fichtelgebirge and Frankenwald upland regions. ... Ingolstadt is a city in the Federal State of Bavaria, Germany. ... Kaufbeuren is an independent city in the Regierungsbezirk of Schwaben, southern Bavaria. ... Kempten is the capital of Allgäu, a region in the south-west of Bavaria, Germany. ... Landshut is a city in Bavaria, Germany, the capital of the Niederbayern region. ... Memmingen is a town in the Bavarian administrative region Swabia in Germany. ... Coordinates: Time zone: CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2) Administration Country: Germany State: Bavaria Administrative region: Upper Bavaria District: Urban district City subdivisions: 25 borroughs Lord Mayor: Christian Ude (SPD) Governing parties: SPD / Greens / Rosa Liste Basic Statistics Area: 310. ... Nuremberg (German: Nürnberg, German-Franconian dialect: Nämberch) is a city in the German state of Bavaria, in the administrative region of Middle Franconia. ... Old Town of Passau Passau (Latin: Batavia) is a town in Niederbayern, Eastern Bavaria, Germany, known also as Dreiflüssestadt (the City of three rivers), because the Danube River is joined there by the Inn River from the South, and the Ilz River coming out of the Bavarian Forest to... Regensburg (also Ratisbon, Latin Ratisbona) is a city (population 129,175 in 2005) in Bavaria, south-east Germany, located at the confluence of the Danube and Regen rivers, at the northernmost bend in the Danube. ... Rosenheim is a town in Bavaria (Germany) on the river Inn, at 47°51′ N 12°8′ E. It is seat of administration of the district of Rosenheim, but is not a part of it. ... Schwabach is a German city of about 40,000 inhabitants near Nuremberg in the middle of the Franconia district of Bavaria. ... Schweinfurt is a city in the Unterfranken region of Bavaria in Germany on the right bank of the canalized Main, which is here spanned by several bridges, 27 km North-East of Würzburg. ... Straubing is an independent city in Niederbayern. ... Weiden in der Oberpfalz (official name: Weiden i. ... Würzburg is a city in the region of Franconia which lies in the northern tip of Bavaria, Germany. ...

Rural
districts

Aichach-Friedberg · Altötting · Amberg-Sulzbach · Ansbach (district) · Aschaffenburg · Augsburg · Bad Kissingen  Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen · Bamberg · Bayreuth · Berchtesgadener Land · Cham · Coburg · Dachau · Deggendorf · Dillingen  Dingolfing-Landau · Donau-Ries · Ebersberg · Eichstätt · Erding · Erlangen-Höchstadt · Forchheim · Freising · Freyung-Grafenau  Fürstenfeldbruck · Fürth · Garmisch-Partenkirchen · Günzburg · Haßberge · Hof · Kelheim · Kitzingen · Kronach · Kulmbach · Landsberg · Landshut · Lichtenfels · Lindau · Main-Spessart · Miesbach · Miltenberg · Mühldorf · München (Munich)  Neuburg-Schrobenhausen · Neumarkt · Neustadt (Aisch)-Bad Windsheim · Neustadt (Waldnaab) · Neu-Ulm · Nürnberger Land  Oberallgäu · Ostallgäu · Passau · Pfaffenhofen · Regen · Regensburg (district) · Rhön-Grabfeld · Rosenheim (district) · Roth  Rottal-Inn · Schwandorf · Schweinfurt · Starnberg · Straubing-Bogen · Tirschenreuth · Traunstein  Unterallgäu · Weilheim-Schongau · Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen · Wunsiedel · Würzburg Aichach_Friedberg is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Altötting is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Amberg_Sulzbach is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Ansbach is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Aschaffenburg is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Augsburg is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Bad Kissingen is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Bamberg Land is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Bayreuth is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Berchtesgadener Land is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Cham is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Coburg is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Dachau is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Deggendorf is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Dillingen is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Dingolfing-Landau is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Donau-Ries is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Ebersberg is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Eichstätt is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Erding is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Erlangen-Höchstadt is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Forchheim is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Freising is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Freyung-Grafenau is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Fürstenfeldbruck is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Fürth is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Günzburg is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Haßberge is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Hof is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Kelheim is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Kitzingen is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Kronach is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Kulmbach is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Landsberg is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Landshut is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Lichtenfels is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Lindau is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Main-Spessart is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Miesbach is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Miltenberg is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Mühldorf is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Munich (German München) is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Neuburg-Schrobenhausen is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Neumarkt is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Neustadt (Aisch)-Bad Windsheim is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Neustadt (Waldnaab) is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Neu-Ulm is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Nürnberger Land is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Oberallgäu is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Ostallgäu is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Pfaffenhofen is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Regen is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Regensburg is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Rhön-Grabfeld is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Rosenheim is a Kreis (district) in the south of Bavaria, Germany. ... Roth is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Rottal-Inn is a Kreis (district) in the southeastern part of Bavaria, Germany. ... Schwandorf is a Kreis (district) in the east part of Bavaria, Germany. ... Schweinfurt is a Kreis (district) in the northwestern part of Bavaria, Germany. ... Starnberg is a Kreis (district) in the southern part of Bavaria, Germany. ... Straubing-Bogen is a Kreis (district) in the eastern part of Bavaria, Germany. ... Tirschenreuth is a Kreis (district) in the northeastern part of Bavaria, Germany. ... Traunstein is a Kreis (district) in the southeastern part of Bavaria, Germany. ... Unterallgäu is a Kreis (district) in the southwestern part of Bavaria, Germany. ... Weilheim-Schongau is a Kreis (district) in the south of Bavaria, Germany. ... Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen is a Kreis (district) in the west of Bavaria, Germany. ... Wunsiedel is a Kreis (district) in the northeastern part of Bavaria, Germany. ... Würzburg is a Kreis (district) in the northwestern part of Bavaria, Germany. ...


 
 

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