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Emmendingen (district)

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Adm. Region:Freiburg
Region:Südlicher Oberrhein
Area:679.93 km²
Inhabitants:153,624 (2002)
pop. density:226 inh./km²
Car identification:EM

Emmendingen is a district (Kreis) in the west of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Ortenaukreis, Schwarzwald-Baar, Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald and the district-free city Freiburg. To the west it borders the French departement Bas-Rhin.

Table of contents
1 History
2 Geography
3 Coat of arms
4 Towns and municipalities
5 External links


The district dates back to the Bezirksamt Emmendingen, which was created in 1803 when the area became part of Baden. After several additions it was converted into the district Emmendingen in 1936, when it was merged with the Amt Waldkirch. In the communal reform of 1973 the district wasn't changed - at first it was planned to merge it with the district Lahr, but that was merged into the Ortenaukreis instead.


The western part of the district is located in the upper
Rhine valley, including the small vulcanic mountain Kaiserstuhl. This extinct volcano is one of the climatic best regions of Germany, on the sunny flanks grows whine. The eastern part of the district belongs to the Black Forest.

Coat of arms

The left side of the coat of arms show the symbol of Baden. The six-topped mountain in the top right is the symbol of the Lords of Schwarzenberg, who ruled over the land around Elzach and Waldkirch; the wing in the bottom right is the symbol of the Lords of Üsenberg, who owned the land around Endingen, Herbolzheim and Kenzingen.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Elzach
  2. Emmendingen
  3. Endingen (Kaiserstuhl)
  4. Herbolzheim
  5. Kenzingen
  6. Waldkirch
  1. Denzlingen-Vörstetten-Reute
  2. Elzach
  3. Emmendingen
  4. Kenzingen-Herbolzheim
  5. Nördlicher Kaiserstuhl
  6. Waldkirch
  1. Bahlingen (Kaiserstuhl)
  2. Biederbach
  3. Denzlingen
  4. Forchheim (Kaiserstuhl)
  5. Freiamt
  6. Gutach (Breisgau)
  7. Malterdingen
  8. Reute
  9. Rheinhausen
  10. Riegel (Kaiserstuhl)
  11. Sasbach (Kaiserstuhl)
  12. Sexau
  13. Simonswald
  14. Teningen
  15. Vörstetten
  16. Weisweil
  17. Winden (Elztal)
  18. Wyhl (Kaiserstuhl)

External links