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German States, Kreise in Baden-Württemberg, Neckarkreis Oberämter, 

 

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German States (Bundesländer)

Germany consists of the following 16 states:
Baden-Württemberg, Bayern, Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Hessen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Niedersachsen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Saarland, Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, Thüringen.

   

Kreise (counties) in Baden-Württemberg - click to enlarge

 

 

Kreise (counties) in Baden-Württemberg

 

Baden-Württemberg consists of  44 Kreise: 35 Landkreise and 9 Stadtkreise. The nine Stadtkreise (marked *) are: Mannheim, Heidelberg, Heilbronn, Karlsruhe, Pforzheim, Baden-Baden, Stuttgart, Ulm and Freiburg.

Alb-Donau-Kreis Baden-Baden, Stadt * Biberach
Bodenseekreis Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald Böblingen
Calw Emmendingen Enzkreis
Esslingen Freiburg im Breisgau, Stadt * Freudenstadt
Göppingen Heidelberg, Stadt * Heidenheim
Heilbronn Heilbronn, Stadt * Hohenlohekreis
Karlsruhe, Stadt Karlsruhe, Stadt * Konstanz
Ludwigsburg  Lörrach Main-Tauber-Kreis
Mannheim, Stadt * Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis Ortenaukreis
Ostalbkreis Pforzheim, Stadt * Rastatt
Ravensburg Rems-Murr-Kreis Reutlingen
Rhein-Neckar-Kreis Rottweil Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis
Schwäbisch Hall Sigmaringen Stuttgart (state capitol), Stadt *
Tuttlingen Tübingen Ulm, Stadt *
Waldshut Zollernalbkreis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neckarkreis - Oberaemter - click to enlarge

 

 

Neckarkreis Oberämter

 

The Oberämter in the Neckarkreis are:

Backnang, Besigheim, Böblingen, Brackenheim, Cannstatt, Esslingen, Heilbronn, Leonberg, Ludwigsburg, Marbach, Maulbronn, Neckarsulm, Stuttgart, Stadtdirektion Stuttgart (as of  1822), Vaihingen/Enz, Waiblingen, Weinsberg.

The administration of the Neckarkreis was in Stuttgart and the administration of each Oberamt was in the respective town. Oberämter existed until the 1930s. The archival documents of the Neckarkreis as well as most of the archival documents of the Oberämter of the Neckarkreis administration are located at the Staatsarchiv Ludwigsburg.

 

 

 

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