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Saarbrücken (district)

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Area:410.62 km²
Inhabitants:349,177 (2002)
pop. density:850 inh./km²
Car identification:SB

The Stadtverband Saarbrücken is equivalent to a Kreis (district) and located in the south of the Saarland, Germany. Neighboring districts are Saarlouis, Neunkirchen, Saar-Pfalz, and the french departement Moselle.

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


The district Saarbrücken was originally created in 1816. In 1974 the district and the district-free city Saarbrücken were merged, and the was named Stadtverband Saarbrücken. Although it's not a district like others, most of its administrative tasks are same as those of a district.


The Saar River flows throught the district, through the city Saarbrücken in the center of the district.

Coat of arms

The original district had no coat of arms, the Stadtverband uses a coat derived from the one of the Counts of Nassau-Saarbrücken. The silver lion is taken from the County of Saarbrücken, the golden lion is the lion of Nassau.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Friedrichsthal
  2. Püttlingen
  3. Saarbrücken
  4. Sulzbach
  5. Völklingen
  1. Großrosseln
  2. Heusweiler
  3. Kleinblittersdorf
  4. Quierschied
  5. Riegelsberg

External links

Official website (German)