Biberach (district)

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Biberach
District
Coordinates: 48°05′N 9°50′E / 48.083°N 9.833°E / 48.083; 9.833Coordinates: 48°05′N 9°50′E / 48.083°N 9.833°E / 48.083; 9.833
Country  Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Adm. region Tübingen
Region Donau-Iller
Capital Biberach (Riß)
Area
 • Total 1,409.83 km2 (544.34 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 187,138
 • Density 132.7380/km2 (343.7898/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration BC

Biberach ['bi:bərax] is a district in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is surrounded by (from the south and clockwise) the districts of Ravensburg, Sigmaringen, Reutlingen and Alb-Donau, and the Bavarian districts Neu-Ulm, Unterallgäu and the district-free city Memmingen. The most important towns in the district of Biberach are Biberach (Riß), Riedlingen, Ochsenhausen and Laupheim.

Geography[change | change source]

The district has hilly countryside between the rivers of the Danube and the Iller. The Danube crosses the district in its westernmost part from south to north. The Iller forms the eastern border of the district. Another river is the Riß, an affluent of the Danube crossing the district from south to north.

The Federsee is a small lake in the southwest of the district. Its area is only 1.4 km², but it is famous for Neolithic findings and birds that are not seen a lot.

Media[change | change source]

The local newspaper is the Schwäbische Zeitung ("Swabian Newspaper"). The Biberach Independent Film Festival focusses on experimental shorts and documentaries. The festival starts at the end of October and runs into November.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms

The imperial eagle symbolizes the imperial city of Biberach. At first, the coat of arms of the city showed an eagle as well as a beaver as a canting symbol. In 1488 the coat of arms of the city was changed to show only the beaver. The crosier symbolises the monasteries of the area.

Cities and towns[change | change source]

Cities Towns
  1. Bad Buchau
  2. Bad Schussenried
  3. Biberach (Riß)
  4. Laupheim
  5. Ochsenhausen
  6. Riedlingen
  1. Achstetten
  2. Alleshausen
  3. Allmannsweiler
  4. Altheim
  5. Attenweiler
  6. Berkheim
  7. Betzenweiler
  8. Burgrieden
  9. Dettingen
  10. Dürmentingen
  11. Dürnau
  12. Eberhardzell
  13. Erlenmoos
  14. Erolzheim
  15. Ertingen
  16. Gutenzell-Hürbel
  17. Hochdorf
  18. Ingoldingen
  19. Kanzach
  1. Kirchberg an der Iller
  2. Kirchdorf an der Iller
  3. Langenenslingen
  4. Maselheim
  5. Mietingen
  6. Mittelbiberach
  7. Moosburg
  8. Oggelshausen
  9. Rot
  10. Schemmerhofen
  11. Schwendi
  12. Seekirch
  13. Steinhausen
  14. Tannheim
  15. Tiefenbach
  16. Ummendorf
  17. Unlingen
  18. Uttenweiler
  19. Wain
  20. Warthausen

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