Freiburg administrative district

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Basic data
Administrative headquarters : Freiburg in Breisgau
Surface: 9,357.01  km²
Residents: 2,264,469 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 242 inhabitants per km²
District structure: 1 urban district and
9 rural districts with
a total of 294 municipalities
Regional Council
District President : Bärbel Schäfer (independent)
Address of the regional council: Bissierstrasse 7
79114 Freiburg im Breisgau
Website: Freiburg administrative district
Location of the administrative district of Freiburg in Baden-Württemberg
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The administrative district of Freiburg is one of four administrative districts in the state of Baden-Württemberg ( Germany ). It stands in the hierarchy between the districts on the one hand and the state government on the other.


The administrative district of Freiburg is located in the southwest of Baden-Württemberg and was called the administrative district of South Baden until December 31, 1972 . However, it had a different cut back then. In the south it borders on Switzerland , in the west on Alsace ( France ), in the north on the administrative district of Karlsruhe and in the east on the administrative district of Tübingen . In its current extent, it goes back to the administrative and territorial reform of 1973.


The administrative district of Freiburg has existed since the formation of Baden-Württemberg in 1952. Its authority, the regional council, has been mainly responsible for the area of ​​the former state of Baden (capital Freiburg), which emerged from the French occupation zone after the Second World War and the southern part of Baden , which existed from 1806 to 1945 . The administrative district was therefore initially called the southern Baden region .

During the territorial reform, which came into force on January 1, 1973, the areas around Rastatt and Baden-Baden (to the administrative district of Karlsruhe ) and Überlingen and Meßkirch (to the administrative district of Tübingen ) were transferred. For this purpose, the area of ​​responsibility of the regional council of Freiburg was extended to the districts of Rottweil and Tuttlingen. Since the authority is therefore also responsible for the former Wuerttemberg areas, the administrative district of South Baden was renamed the administrative district of Freiburg.

Population development

The population figures are census results (¹) or official updates from the Baden-Württemberg State Statistical Office ( main residences only ).

year Population numbers
December 31, 1973 1,863,465
December 31, 1975 1,852,477
December 31, 1980 1,865,282
December 31, 1985 1,880,475
May 27, 1987 ¹ 1,869,032
year Population numbers
December 31, 1990 1,977,857
December 31, 1995 2,087,042
December 31, 2000 2,137,625
December 31, 2005 2,190,727
December 31, 2015 2,224,535


Basler Hof office building
Betzenhausen office building

The highest authority is the regional council with its headquarters in the historic Basler Hof in the old town of Freiburg im Breisgau , built around 1500 by Konrad Stürtzel , court chancellor of Emperor Maximilians I. It also maintains eight other locations in Freiburg. The largest location is the new building of the regional council in the Betzenhausen district , which is also the official street address.

The management of the Government Bureau of more than 2,000 people responsible in each case one of the Prime Minister appointed policy officer , the Regierungsprasidenten (or -präsidentin). The Baden-Württemberg Ministry of the Interior is subordinate to the regional council .

District presidents since 1952
Tasks of the regional council

The regional council is responsible for the implementation of the legal tasks and state political goals in the administrative district. The tasks include in particular: construction , forestry , health care , cross- border cooperation on the Upper Rhine, Upper Rhine and Lake Constance and European affairs, agriculture , rural areas , food , state police , regional planning , higher school supervisory authority, social affairs , control , road systems , environmental protection , traffic , administration , Veterinary , water management , economy

Administrative division

The regions with their urban and rural districts :

Hochrhein-Bodensee region
District of Constance (KN)
District of Lörrach (LÖ)
Waldshut district (WT)
Southern Upper Rhine region
City of Freiburg im Breisgau (FR)
District of Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald (FR)
District of Emmendingen (EM)
Ortenaukreis (upper floor)
Schwarzwald-Baar-Heuberg region
Rottweil district (RW)
Black Forest Baar District (VS)
District of Tuttlingen (TUT)

The 19 major district towns (subject to the technical supervision of the regional council):

  1. Achern
  2. Donaueschingen
  3. Emmendingen
  4. Throat
  5. Constancy
  6. Lahr / Black Forest
  7. Loerrach
  8. Oberkirch
  9. Offenburg
  10. Radolfzell on Lake Constance
  11. Rheinfelden (Baden)
  12. Rottweil
  13. Schramberg
  14. Singing (Hohentwiel)
  15. Tuttlingen
  16. Villingen-Schwenningen
  17. Waldkirch
  18. Waldshut-Tiengen
  19. Because on the Rhine


In comparison with the GDP per capita in the EU, expressed in purchasing power parity , the administrative district of Freiburg achieved an index of 120 (EU-28 = 100) (2015).

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office Baden-Württemberg - Population by nationality and gender on December 31, 2018 (CSV file) ( help on this ).
  2. Change in two regional councils : women come to the top, accessed February 25, 2012
  3.,Lde/312153.html?QUERYSTRING=b%C3%A4rbel+sch%C3%A4fer*  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was created automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed June 30, 2012@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /  
  4. Eurostat. Retrieved August 22, 2018 .

Coordinates: 48 ° 0 '  N , 8 ° 0'  E