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Tirschenreuth (district)

Tirschenreuth
District
Country  Germany
State Bavaria
Adm. region Oberpfalz
Capital Tirschenreuth
Area
 • Total 1,085.08 km2 (418.95 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2013)[1]
 • Total 73,457
 • Density 68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration TIR
Website landkreis-tirschenreuth.de

Tirschenreuth is a Kreis (district) in the northeastern part of Bavaria, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the south, clockwise) Neustadt (Waldnaab), Bayreuth and Wunsiedel. To the east are the Czech districts of Plzeň and Karlovy Vary.

Geography

The district is located in the hills of the Fichtelgebirge. Main rivers in the district are the Waldnaab and the Fichtelnaab.

History

The district was formed in 1972 by merging the previous districts Tirschenreuth and Kemnath.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms

The golden lion in the left of the coat of arms is the symbol if the Electorate of the Palatinate. The red dragon in the right is the symbol of the Waldsassen Abbey, and symbolizes the margravate of Diepolding. Only the upper part of the dragon is shown (while the monastery had the full dragon as their symbol), to symbolize that the status of the monastery was reduced in 1803 from an imperial

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