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Aschaffenburg (district)

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Country  Germany
Adm. region  Unterfranken
Vehicle registration  AB, ALZ
Capital  Aschaffenburg
State  Bavaria
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Population  173,946 (30 Jun 2008)
Administrative region  Lower Franconia
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Website  landkreis-aschaffenburg.de
Clubs and Teams  FC Bayern Alzenau, Alemannia Haibach, FC Viktoria Kahl
Points of interest  Spessart, Mespelbrunn Castle, Burg Alzenau, Schloss Luitpoldshöhe, Hahnenkamm (Spessart)
Destinations  Alzenau, Mespelbrunn, Haibach, Heimbuchenthal, Großostheim

Aschaffenburg is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the west and clockwise) the districts of Darmstadt-Dieburg, Offenbach, Main-Kinzig (all in the state of Hesse), the districts Main-Spessart and Miltenberg, and the town of Aschaffenburg.

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Map of Aschaffenburg, Germany

History

Remains of Roman settlements were found on the river Main. There was a Roman military camp in what is today the municipality of Stockstadt am Main. After the Roman retreat the region became subject to Alemanni and Franks before eventually being a part of the Electorate of Mainz. While the banks of the Main were populated all these centuries, the hills of the Spessart were virtually unsettled until the 13th century.

The districts of Aschaffenburg and Alzenau were established in 1862, half a century after the region was annexed by the state of Bavaria. These districts were merged in 1972 in order to form the present district.

Geography

The district is located in the extreme northwest of Bavaria and bounded by Hesse on two sides. The Main river forms the western border, though southwest of the town of Aschaffenburg there are also parts on the western river banks incorporated in the district. The south and east of the district extends into the Mittelgebirge Spessart.

The town of Aschaffenburg is not included in the district ( kreisfrei ), but is nonetheless its administrative seat.

Economy

In 2013 (latest data available) the GDP per inhabitant was €28,880. This places the district 53rd out of 96 districts (rural and urban) in Bavaria (overall average: €39,691).

Towns and municipalities

Towns:

  • Alzenau
  • Municipalities:

    References

    Aschaffenburg (district) Wikipedia


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