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Country  Germany
State Bavaria
Adm. region Mittelfranken
Capital Weißenburg
 • Total 970.83 km2 (374.84 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 92,187
 • Density 95/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration WUG

Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen is a Kreis (district) in the west of Bavaria, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Ansbach, Roth, Eichstätt and Donau-Ries.


The district was formed in 1972 by merging the district Gunzenhausen, Weißenburg, and the previously independent urban district of Weißenburg.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms of the district is divided into three fields: left, right and bottom. The bottom of the coat of arms (silver kettle hats on blue) derives from the Counts of Pappenheim, and was taken from the coat of arms of the former district Weißenburg. The half eagle (black on yellow) in the right stands for the city of Weißenburg, and the red-yellow horizontal bars in the left are taken from the coat of arms of the former district Gunzenhausen.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Verwaltungsgemeinschaften Municipalities
  1. Ellingen¹
  2. Gunzenhausen
  3. Pappenheim
  4. Treuchtlingen
  5. Weißenburg in Bayern

¹ administrated inside a

  1. Absberg
  2. Gnotzheim
  3. Heidenheim
  4. Markt Berolzheim
  5. Nennslingen
  6. Pleinfeld
  1. Altmühltal
  2. Ellingen
  3. Gunzenhausen
  4. Hahnenkamm
  5. Nennslingen
  1. Alesheim
  2. Bergen
  3. Burgsalach
  4. Dittenheim
  5. Ettenstatt
  6. Haundorf
  7. Höttingen
  8. Langenaltheim
  9. Meinheim
  10. Muhr am See
  11. Pfofeld
  12. Polsingen
  13. Raitenbuch
  14. Solnhofen
  15. Theilenhofen
  16. Westheim


External links

  • Official website (German)

Coordinates: 49°05′N 10°50′E / 49.08°N 10.83°E / 49.08; 10.83

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