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Pfaffenhofen (district)

Pfaffenhofen
District
Country  Germany
State Bavaria
Adm. region Oberbayern
Capital Pfaffenhofen a.d.Ilm
Area
 • Total 760 km2 (290 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2013)[1]
 • Total 119,987
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration PAF
Website landkreis-pfaffenhofen.de

 Pfaffenhofen   is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the south and clockwise) the districts of Eichstätt, Kelheim, Freising, Dachau and Neuburg-Schrobenhausen, and the city of Ingolstadt.

History

In early medieval times the region was partially property of the powerful monasteries of Ilmmünster and Münchsmünster, and partially divided into tiny secular states. One of those states was the county of Scheyern. The counts were ancestors of the Wittelsbach family, who in 1180 became rulers of Bavaria. From that time on the region was a part of Bavaria.

The district of Pfaffenhofen was established in 1972 by merging several former districts.

Geography

The district is located in the Hallertau Plains between the Isar and Danube rivers. The Danube crosses

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