Saarbrücken (district)

German region

The Regionalverband Saarbrücken is a Kommunalverband besonderer Art, that is, it is a special mix of a rural district and a district free city. It is located in the south of the Saarland, Germany.

Saarbrücken
Coat of arms of Saarbrücken
Coat of arms
Saarbruecken.jpg
Country Germany
StateSaarland
CapitalSaarbrücken
Area
 • Total410.62 km2 (158.54 sq mi)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total349,177
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationSB (Völklingen: VK)
Websiteregionalverband-saarbruecken.de

HistoryEdit

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

GeographyEdit

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

Coat of armsEdit

  The original district had no coat of arms, the Regionalverband 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 municipalitiesEdit

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

Other websitesEdit