Pfaffenhofen
Flag of Pfaffenhofen
Coat of arms of Pfaffenhofen
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Adm. regionUpper Bavaria
CapitalPfaffenhofen an der Ilm
Area
 • Total760 km2 (290 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2020)[1]
 • Total129,128
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationPAF
Websitelandkreis-pfaffenhofen.de

Pfaffenhofen (German: [pfafn̩ˈhoːfn̩] (listen)) is a Landkreis (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 the northernmost part of the district.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays:

Towns and municipalities

Towns and municipalities in Landkreis Pfaffenhofen
Towns and municipalities in Landkreis Pfaffenhofen

Towns

  1. Geisenfeld
  2. Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm
  3. Vohburg

Municipalities

  1. Baar-Ebenhausen
  2. Ernsgaden
  3. Gerolsbach
  4. Hettenshausen
  5. Hohenwart
  6. Ilmmünster
  7. Jetzendorf
  8. Manching
  9. Münchsmünster
  10. Pörnbach
  11. Reichertshausen
  12. Reichertshofen
  13. Rohrbach
  14. Scheyern
  15. Schweitenkirchen
  16. Wolnzach

International cooperation

These are the official sister cities

Country City County / District / Region / State
Serbia Serbia Valjevo Kolubara District

References

  1. ^ "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik (in German). June 2021.

Coordinates: 48°30′N 11°30′E / 48.5°N 11.5°E / 48.5; 11.5