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Saarbrücken
Saarbruecken.jpg
Country  Germany
State Saarland
Area
 • Total 410.62 km2 (158.54 sq mi)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total 349,177
 • Density 850.365/km2 (2,202.436/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registration SB (Völklingen: VK)
Website regionalverband-saarbruecken.de

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.

History

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.

Geography

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

Coat of arms

Coat of arms 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 municipalities

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