Aurich (district)

district in Lower Saxony, Germany

Aurich is a district (Landkreis) in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the North Sea, the districts of Wittmund and Leer, and the city of Emden.

Aurich
Coat of arms of Aurich
Coat of arms
Country Germany
StateLower Saxony
CapitalAurich
Area
 • Total1,287 km2 (497 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2015)[1]
 • Total189,199
 • Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationAUR
Websitewww.landkreis-aurich.de

The district includes the three populated islands of Juist, Norderney and Baltrum, which belong to the East Frisian Islands. The small island of Memmert south of Juist is a nature reserve housing rare birds. Part of the district belongs to the Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park.

Cities and municipalitiesEdit

 
Towns and municipalities in Landkreis Aurich
Cities Free municipalities Samtgemeinden
  1. Aurich
  2. Norden
  3. Norderney
  4. Wiesmoor
  1. Baltrum
  2. Dornum
  3. Großefehn
  4. Großheide
  5. Hinte
  6. Ihlow
  7. Juist
  8. Krummhörn
  9. Südbrookmerland

1. Brookmerland

  1. Leezdorf
  2. Marienhafe1
  3. Osteel
  4. Rechtsupweg
  5. Upgant-Schott
  6. Wirdum

2. Hage

  1. Berumbur
  2. Hage1
  3. Hagermarsch
  4. Halbemond
  5. Lütetsburg
1seat of the Samtgemeinde

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