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Ravensburg (district)

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Country  Germany
Adm. region  Tübingen
Vehicle registration  RV
Capital  Ravensburg
State  Baden-Württemberg
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Population  276,474 (31 Dec 2008)
Administrative region  Tübingen
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Website  www.landkreis-ravensburg.de
Clubs and Teams  FV Ravensburg, Ravensburg Towerstars
Destinations  Isny im Allgäu, Bad Waldsee
Colleges and Universities  University of Applied Sciences, Ravensburg University of Cooper, Natural Science and Tech
Points of interest  Erwin Hymer Museum, Museum Ravensburger, Bauernhaus‑Museum Wolfegg, Schloss Zeil, Mehlsack

Ravensburg is a district (Kreis) in the south-east of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from south-west clockwise) Bodensee, Sigmaringen and Biberach, the Bavarian urban district Memmingen and the districts Unterallgäu, Oberallgäu and Lindau.

Contents

Map of Ravensburg, Germany

History

The district dates back to the Oberamt Ravensburg, which was created in 1810 when the previously free imperial city Ravensburg and the surrounding area became part of Württemberg. In 1938 the Oberamt was converted into a district, most of the Oberamt Waldsee was merged into the new district. In 1973 the district Wangen was merged into the district, together with a few municipalities from the district Saulgau, Überlingen and Biberach. The district is also home to the toymaker Ravensburger.

Geography

The landscape in the district are the hills of the Oberschwäbischen Hügelland and the Westallgäuer Hügelland.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms show a Lion, the symbol of the Welfen family. This family had their center in Ravensburg, before the area went to the Hohenstaufen family.

References

Ravensburg (district) Wikipedia


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