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Schwandorf (district)

Country  Germany
State Bavaria
Adm. region Oberpfalz
Capital Schwandorf
 • Total 1,472.88 km2 (568.68 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2013)[1]
 • Total 143,060
 • Density 97/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration SAD

Schwandorf is a Kreis (district) in the east part of Bavaria, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise) Cham, Regensburg, Neumarkt, Amberg-Sulzbach, Neustadt (Waldnaab), and the Czech Plzeň Region.


  • Geography 1
    • Climate 1.1
  • History 2
  • Coat of arms 3
  • Towns and municipalities 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


The main rivers of the district are the Naab and the Regen.


Climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year round. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb". (Marine West Coast Climate/Oceanic climate).[2]


The district was created in 1972 by merging the previous districts Burglengenfeld, Oberviechtach, Nabburg, Neunburg vorm Wald, and the previously district-free city Schwandorf.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms shows the lion of the Palatinate to the left. The tower in the right half symbolizes the many fortresses and castles in the district. The wavy line and the mill wheel in the bottom stand for the many rivers and the water mills in the district.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Markt Verwaltungsgemeinschaften Municipalities
  1. Burglengenfeld
  2. Maxhütte-Haidhof
  3. Nabburg¹
  4. Neunburg vorm Wald¹
  5. Nittenau
  6. Oberviechtach
  7. Pfreimd¹
  8. Schönsee¹
  9. Schwandorf
  10. Teublitz
  1. Bruck in der Oberpfalz
  2. Neukirchen-Balbini¹
  3. Schwarzenfeld¹
  4. Schwarzhofen¹
  5. Wernberg-Köblitz
  6. Winklarn¹
  1. Nabburg
  2. Neunburg vorm Wald
  3. Oberviechtach
  4. Pfreimd
  5. Schönsee
  6. Schwarzenfeld
  7. Wackersdorf
  1. Altendorf
  2. Bodenwöhr
  3. Dieterskirchen
  4. Fensterbach
  5. Gleiritsch
  6. Guteneck
  7. Niedermurach
  8. Schmidgaden
  9. Schwarzach bei Nabburg
  10. Stadlern
  11. Steinberg am See
  12. Stulln
  13. Teunz
  14. Thanstein
  15. Trausnitz
  16. Wackersdorf
  17. Weiding
¹ administrated within a Verwaltungsgemeinschaft


  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes".  
  2. ^ Climate Summary for closest city on record

External links

  • Official website (German)
  • Schwandorf – pictures, sights, day trips

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