Rendsburg-Eckernförde

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Rendsburg-Eckernförde (Danish: Rendsborg-Egernførde) is a district in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is bounded by (from the east and clockwise) the city of Kiel, the district of Plön, the city of Neumünster, the districts of Segeberg, Steinburg, Dithmarschen and Schleswig-Flensburg, and the Baltic Sea.

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History

In 1867 the Prussian administration established twenty districts in its province of Schleswig-Holstein, among them the districts of Rendsburg and Eckernförde. The present district was established in 1970 by merging the former districts. Rendsburg was part of Denmark till the Prussian-Danish war. Prussia won and Rendsburg became part of it. In the years following Prussia became part of Germany and Rendsburg also.

Geography

The district is situated at the coast of the Baltic Sea, roughly between the cities of Schleswig and Kiel. A large portion of the Kiel Canal passes through Rendsburg-Eckernförde.It is one of the largest districts in the whole of Germany.

Coat of arms

Towns and municipalities

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