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Schwäbisch Hall (district)

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Adm. Region:Stuttgart
Capital:Schwäbisch Hall
Area:1,484.03 km²
Inhabitants:188,062 (2002)
pop. density:127 inh./km²
Car identification:SHA

Schwäbisch-Hall is a district (Kreis) in the north-east of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Main-Tauber, the bavarian district Ansbach, Ostalbkreis, Rems-Murr and Hohenlohekreis.

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 Schwäbisch Hall, which was created in 1803, when the previously free imperial city Schwäbisch Hall became part of Württemberg. After several minor changes it was converted into a district in 1938. In 1973 it was merged with the district Crailsheim and the area around Gaildorf, which was part of the also dissolved district Backnang.


The two rivers Jagst and Kocher, tributaries to the Neckar, flow through the district. The landscapes covered by the district are the Hohenlohe plain (Hohenloher Ebene), the swabian-franconian forest hills (Schwäbisch-Fränkischen Waldberge) and the Frankenhöhe.


The district has partnerships to the district Delitzsch in Saxony, and the Polish district Zamosc.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms show a coin in the top part. The city of Schwäbisch Hall was one of the most important minting towns, the local coin Heller was well-known in all of Germany. Below the coin are two hooks, taken from the coat of arms of the district Crailsheim as well as from the city of Gaildorf. The black-and-white checkered area in the bottom is taken from the coat of arms of the Hohenzollern dynasty, who ruled the area historically.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Crailsheim
  2. Gaildorf
  3. Gerabronn
  4. Ilshofen
  5. Kirchberg (Jagst)
  6. Langenburg
  7. Schrozberg
  8. Schwäbisch Hall
  9. Vellberg
  1. Braunsbach-Untermünkheim
  2. Crailsheim
  3. Fichtenau
  4. Gerabronn
  5. Ilshofen-Vellberg
  6. Limpurger Land
  7. Oberes Bühlertal
  8. Rot am See
  9. Schwäbisch Hall
  1. Blaufelden
  2. Braunsbach
  3. Bühlertann
  4. Bühlerzell
  5. Fichtenau
  6. Fichtenberg
  7. Frankenhardt
  8. Kreßberg
  9. Mainhardt
  10. Michelbach (Bilz)
  11. Michelfeld

  1. Oberrot
  2. Obersontheim
  3. Rosengarten
  4. Rot am See
  5. Satteldorf
  6. Stimpfach
  7. Sulzbach-Laufen
  8. Untermünkheim
  9. Wallhausen
  10. Wolpertshausen

External links