|pop. density:||209 inh./km²|
The Ostalbkreis is a district (Kreis) in the east of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Schwäbisch Hall, Ansbach, Donau-Ries, Heidenheim, Göppingen and Rems-Murr.
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4 Coat of arms
5 Towns and municipalities
6 External links
The district is located in the east part of the Swabian Alb (Schwäbische Alb), hence its name which translates to eastern alb district. Main rivers in the district are the Rems, Jagst and Kocher, all affluents of the Neckar.
|The imperial eagle to the left represents the free imperial cities in the district, especially the city Aalen. The lion to the right is the symbol of the Staufen family, who founded the city Schwäbisch Gmünd. These two symbols were taken from the coat of arms of the two precursor districts. The staff in the middle represents the Abbey of Ellwangen, who possessed many smaller areas scattered in the district.|