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Miltenberg (district)

Adm. Region:Unterfranken
Area:716 km²
Inhabitants:131,300 (2000)
pop. density:183 inh./km²
Car identification:MIL

Miltenberg is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the city of Aschaffenburg, the districts of Aschaffenburg and Main-Spessart, and the states of Baden-Württemberg (districts of Main-Tauber and Neckar-Odenwald) and Hesse (district of Odenwaldkreis).

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


During the Middle Ages there was continuous fight between the bishops of Mainz and the counts of Rieneck. Both attempted to rule the region and erected castles in the Spessart mountains. Later other tiny counties became involved in these fights as well.

During the 13th century the cities along the Main River emerged. Due to the trade on the river their weatlth grew, and this became a very prosperous region. Prosperity ended abruptly in the Thirty Years' War, when the area was devastated and depopulated.

In 1803 the clerical states of Germany were dissolved, among them the bishopric principality of Mainz. Until 1816 the state of Bavaria managed to annex the entire region.

The district of Miltenberg was established in 1972 by merging the former districts of Miltenberg and Obernburg.


The district is located in a mountainous area on both banks of the Main River. On the western bank the Odenwald mountains are rising, and on the eastern bank there is the Spessart range.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays:
  • the blue and white checked pattern of Bavaria
  • a silver wheel, symbolising the city of Mainz
  • a wavy line, symbolising the Main River
  • the jagged sign of Würzburg

Towns and municipalities

  1. Amorbach
  2. Erlenbach
  3. Klingenberg
  4. Miltenberg
  5. Obernburg
  6. Stadtprozelten
  7. Wörth
  1. Altenbuch
  2. Bürgstadt
  3. Collenberg
  4. Dorfprozelten
  5. Eichenbühl
  6. Elsenfeld
  7. Eschau
  8. Faulbach
  9. Großheubach
  10. Großwallstadt
  11. Hausen
  12. Kirchzell
  1. Kleinheubach
  2. Kleinwallstadt
  3. Laudenbach
  4. Leidersbach
  5. Mömlingen
  6. Mönchberg
  7. Neunkirchen
  8. Niedernberg
  9. Röllbach
  10. Rüdenau
  11. Schneeberg
  12. Sulzbach
  13. Weilbach

External links

Official website (German)