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Ostalbkreis


The Ostalbkreis is a district (Kreis) in the east of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, on the border to Bavaria. Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Schwäbisch Hall, Ansbach, Donau-Ries, Heidenheim, Göppingen and Rems-Murr.

History

The district was created in 1973, when the District of Aalen merged with most of the former District of Schwäbisch Gmünd.

Geography

The district is located in the eastern part of the Swabian Alb (Schwäbische Alb), hence its name which translates to Eastern Alb District. Main rivers in the district are the Rems, the Jagst and the Kocher, all affluents of the Neckar.

Politics

Federally, the district is part of two electoral ridings: 270 (Backnang – Schwäbisch Gmünd) and 271 (Aalen – Heidenheim). For the 2009 Election, the numeral designation was changed to 269 and 270 respectively. Both ridings are held by the CDU: Norbert Barthle (Backnang – Schwäbisch Gmünd) and Roderich Kiesewetter (Aalen - Heidenheim).

At the State level, the district also is part of two electoral ridings: 25 (Schwäbisch Gmünd) and 26 (Aalen). The last election was held on March 26, 2006 and both ridings were won by the CDU: Dr. Stefan Scheffold (Schwäbisch Gmünd) and Winfried Mack (Aalen).

The District election was held on June 7, 2009. Election results.

Partnerships

Since 1992 the district has an official partnership with the Italian Province of Ravenna. Also since the 1990s it has a friendship with the Finnish Province of Oulu.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms
The imperial eagle to the right represents the free imperial cities in the district, especially the city of Aalen. The lion on the left is the symbol of the Staufen family, who founded the city of Schwäbisch Gmünd. These two symbols were taken from the coats of arms of the two precursor districts. The crosier in the middle represents Ellwangen Abbey, which possessed many smaller areas scattered in the district.

Towns and Communities

Towns Communities
  1. Aalen
  2. Bopfingen
  3. Ellwangen (Jagst)
  4. Heubach
  5. Lauchheim
  6. Lorch (Württemberg)
  7. Neresheim
  8. Oberkochen
  9. Schwäbisch Gmünd
  1. Abtsgmünd
  2. Adelmannsfelden
  3. Bartholomä
  4. Böbingen (Rems)
  5. Durlangen
  6. Ellenberg
  7. Eschach
  8. Essingen
  9. Göggingen
  10. Gschwend
  11. Heuchlingen
  12. Hüttlingen
  13. Iggingen
  14. Jagstzell
  15. Kirchheim am Ries
  16. Leinzell
  17. Mögglingen
  1. Mutlangen
  2. Neuler
  3. Obergröningen
  4. Rainau
  5. Riesbürg
  6. Rosenberg (Ostalb)
  7. Ruppertshofen
  8. Schechingen
  9. Spraitbach
  10. Stödtlen
  11. Täferrot
  12. Tannhausen
  13. Unterschneidheim
  14. Waldstetten
  15. Westhausen (Ostalb)
  16. Wört
Administrative districts
  1. Aalen
  2. Bopfingen
  3. Ellwangen
  4. Kapfenburg
  5. Leintal-Frickenhofer Höhe
  6. Rosenstein
  7. Schwäbisch Gmünd
  8. Schwäbischer Wald
  9. Tannhausen

References

External links

  • Official website (German)

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