Rems-Murr-Kreis
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Adm. regionStuttgart
CapitalWaiblingen
Area
 • Total858.14 km2 (331.33 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2019)[1]
 • Total427,248
 • Density500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationWN, BK
Websitehttp://www.rems-murr-kreis.de

Rems-Murr is a Landkreis (district) in the middle of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Heilbronn, Schwäbisch Hall, Ostalbkreis, Göppingen, Esslingen, the district-free city Stuttgart and the district Ludwigsburg.

History

The district was created in 1973, when the district Waiblingen was merged with most of the district Backnang and few municipalities from the district Schwäbisch Gmünd.

Geography

The biggest part of the district is located in the Swabian-Franconian Forest (Schwäbisch-Fränkischer Wald), of which the Mainhardt Forest forms a part. The two rivers Rems and Murr gave the district its name.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms shows a deer antler in the middle, the symbol of the former state of Württemberg. The two wavy blue lines above and below symbolize the two rivers Murr (in the north) and Rems (in the south) after which the district was named.

Twinning

Rems-Murr-Kreis is twinned with:

Cities and towns

Cities Administrative districts Towns
  1. Backnang
  2. Fellbach
  3. Murrhardt
  4. Schorndorf
  5. Waiblingen
  6. Weinstadt
  7. Welzheim
  8. Winnenden
  1. Backnang
  2. Plüderhausen-Urbach
  3. Schorndorf
  4. Sulzbach
  5. Welzheim
  6. Winnenden
  1. Alfdorf
  2. Allmersbach im Tal
  3. Althütte
  4. Aspach
  5. Auenwald
  6. Berglen
  7. Burgstetten
  8. Großerlach
  9. Kaisersbach
  10. Kernen
  11. Kirchberg an der Murr
  12. Korb
  1. Leutenbach
  2. Oppenweiler
  3. Plüderhausen
  4. Remshalden
  5. Rudersberg
  6. Schwaikheim
  7. Spiegelberg
  8. Sulzbach an der Murr
  9. Urbach
  10. Weissach im Tal
  11. Winterbach

References

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2019". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). September 2020.

Coordinates: 48°55′N 9°32′E / 48.917°N 9.533°E / 48.917; 9.533