Karlsruhe (region)

  • Germany Land Baden-Württemberg Regierungsbezirk Karlsruhe

The county of Karlsruhe is one of four administrative districts in the state of Baden- Württemberg ( Germany ). He stands in the hierarchy between the rural and urban districts on the one hand and the state government on the other. Supreme authority is the Regional Council, based in Karlsruhe. Agency head of the Regional Council, the Mayor, who is appointed as a political official from the Prime Minister.


The county of Karlsruhe is located in the north- west of Baden -Württemberg. In the south, it borders on the district of Freiburg, in the west of Rhineland- Palatinate, Hesse and Bavaria in the north and in the east to the administrative districts of Stuttgart and Tübingen. Its current expansion goes back to the administrative and territorial reform of January 1, 1973.


The county was formed under the name of the administrative district of North Baden with the formation of the southwest state of Baden- Württemberg in 1952. The regional council was responsible since this time mainly for the northern part of the former state of Baden and the Baden part of the state of Württemberg -Baden ( Stuttgart, the capital ), which had emerged after the Second World War from the American zone of occupation.

The local government reform, which came into force on 1 January 1973, the remit of the Regional Council in the east and south was expanded to include formerly Württemberg ( Baden and medium ) areas. In return areas have been issued within the jurisdiction of the Regional Council Stuttgart in the Northeast. Therefore, the government district of North Baden was renamed at the same time in Regierungsbezirk Karlsruhe.


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


The regional council is a public authority means. The government presidents since 1952:


The authorities in Karlsruhe, like the other councils divided into the following eight sections:

  • Division 1: Control and Management
  • Division 2: economy, spatial planning, building, monument and health
  • Division 3: Agriculture, Rural Area, Veterinary and Food Administration
  • Division 4: Highway and Transport
  • Division 5: Environmental
  • Division 6: Landespolizeidirektion
  • Division 7: School and Education (formerly Oberschulamt )
  • Section 8: country receiving means, foreigners, ethnic Germans, Central Bußgeldstelle

Conductors are department directors. This also includes the award still chamber.

Administrative divisions

The county of Karlsruhe comprises three regions, which are in turn divided into seven counties and five urban districts. There are in the district of 211 cities and towns, including the city's five counties and 21 major district towns. The regions with their urban and rural districts are:

The 21 major district towns are under the technical supervision of the Regional Council: