Plön (district)

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Plön (German pronunciation: [ˈpløːn]) is a district in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is bounded by (from the east and clockwise) the districts of Ostholstein and Segeberg, the city of Neumünster, the district of Rendsburg-Eckernförde, the city of Kiel and the Baltic Sea.

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History

The district was established by the Prussian administration in 1867. In 1932 it was enlarged with parts of the dissolved district of Bordesholm. During the 20th century some municipalities left the district due to incorporation into the city of Kiel.

Geography

The inland part of this small district is covered with lakes. The Großer Plöner See ("Great Plön Lake", 29 km²) and the Selenter See ("Lake Selent", 22 km²) are the largest lakes in Schleswig-Holstein. The lakeland and the adjoining parts of the neighbouring district Ostholstein constitute the region called Holstein Switzerland, since this is a very hilly countryside. However, the hills are not higher than 150 m. North of the lakeland there is the Probstei, a region on the coast of the Baltic Sea.

Coat of arms

  • the nettle leaf from the arms of Holstein
  • an oak leaf, symbolising the forests
  • a grain ear, symbolising agriculture
  • a wavy line and a fish, symbolising the lakelands and the Baltic Sea

Towns and municipalities

Map of municipalities and Ämter

Overview

References

External links

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