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Heidenheim (district)

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Adm. Region:Stuttgart
Area:627.19 km²
Inhabitants:136,993 (2002)
pop. density:218 inh./km²
Car identification:HDH

Heidenheim is a district (Kreis) in the east of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Ostalbkreis, Dillingen, Günzburg, Alb-Donau and Göppingen.

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


The district dates back to the Oberamt Heidenheim, which was created at the beginning of the 19th century. 1808 it was enlarged by merging it with the Oberamt Giengen. It was converted into a district in 1934/38, and it was enlarged by some municipalities from the Oberamt Neresheim and the Oberamt Ulm. The communal reform of 1973 left the district nearly unchanged.


The district is located in the high plains of the Swabian Alb (Schwäbische Alb) mountains.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms show the colors of the Lords of Hellenstein in the left half. They ruled the city Heidenheim until 1307. The castle tower to the right symbolizes the many castles in the district. The area was split between many ruling families, who built castles for protecting their ownership.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Giengen (Brenz)
  2. Heidenheim (Brenz)
  3. Herbrechtingen
  4. Niederstotzingen
  1. Giengen
  2. Heidenheim
  3. Sontheim-Niederstotzingen
  1. Dischingen
  2. Gerstetten
  3. Hermaringen
  4. Königsbronn
  5. Nattheim
  6. Sontheim (Brenz)
  7. Steinheim (Albuch)

External links