Saarbrücken (district)

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Saarbrücken
Flag of Saarbrücken
Flag
Coat of arms of Saarbrücken
Coat of arms
Saarbrücken.svg
CountryGermany
StateSaarland
CapitalSaarbrücken
Area
 • Total410.62 km2 (158.54 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2016)[1]
 • Total329,593
 • Density800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationSB (Völklingen: VK)
Websiteregionalverband-saarbruecken.de

The Regionalverband Saarbrücken is a Kommunalverband besonderer Art, that is, it is a special mix of a rural district and a district free city. It is located in the south of the Saarland, Germany.

History[change | change source]

The district Saarbrücken was originally created in 1816. In 1974 the district and the district-free city Saarbrücken were merged, and the new administrative body was named Stadtverband Saarbrücken. Although it's not a district like others, most of its administrative tasks are same as those of a district.

Geography[change | change source]

The Saar River flows through the district, through the city Saarbrücken in the centre of the district.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The original district had no coat of arms, the Regionalverband uses a coat derived from the one of the Counts of Nassau-Saarbrücken. The silver lion is taken from the County of Saarbrücken, the golden lion is the lion of Nassau.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Friedrichsthal
  2. Püttlingen
  3. Saarbrücken
  4. Sulzbach
  5. Völklingen
  1. Großrosseln
  2. Heusweiler
  3. Kleinblittersdorf
  4. Quierschied
  5. Riegelsberg

References[change | change source]

  1. "Fläche und Bevölkerung - Stand: 31.12.2016 (Basis Zensus 2011)" (PDF). Statistisches Amt des Saarlandes (in German). January 2018.

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 49°15′N 7°00′E / 49.25°N 7.0°E / 49.25; 7.0