Pinneberg (district)

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Flag of Pinneberg
Coat of arms of Pinneberg
Coat of arms
Country  Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
Capital Pinneberg
 • Total 664 km2 (256 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2013)[1]
 • Total 301,223
 • Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration PI

Pinneberg is a district in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is bounded by (from the northwest and clockwise) the districts of Steinburg and Segeberg, the city (and state) of Hamburg and the state of Lower Saxony (district Stade).


The district is roughly identical to the former county of Holstein-Pinneberg. It was established by the Prussian administration in 1867. Since then there has been a continuous loss of territory to the neighbouring cities of Altona (later itself a part of Hamburg), Hamburg and Norderstedt. The island of Heligoland, formerly a district by itself, joined the district in 1932.


The district is situated on the northern bank of the Elbe River. While Pinneberg is the smallest district within Schleswig-Holstein, it has the most inhabitants. Due to the growing Hamburg metropolitan area the population is still increasing. The district consists mainly of the northwestern suburbs of Hamburg. Although the district of Pinneberg has no access to the sea, the islet of Heligoland became a part of this district in 1932.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms of Pinneberg district The coat of arms displays a fir tree inside a white nettle-leaf. The leaf is from the arms of the county of Holstein-Schauenburg. The tree symbolises the forestry in the district.

Towns and municipalities

Independent towns Independent municipalities
  1. Barmstedt
  2. Elmshorn
  3. Pinneberg
  4. Quickborn
  5. Schenefeld
  6. Tornesch
  7. Uetersen
  8. Wedel
  1. Bönningstedt
  2. Halstenbek
  3. Hasloh
  4. Heligoland
  5. Rellingen
  1. Klein Nordende
  2. Klein Offenseth-Sparrieshoop
  3. Kölln-Reisiek
  4. Raa-Besenbek
  5. Seester
  6. Seestermühe
  7. Seeth-Ekholt
  1. Haselau
  2. Haseldorf1
  3. Hetlingen
  1. Bokel
  2. Brande-Hörnerkirchen1
  3. Osterhorn
  4. Westerhorn
  1. Appen
  2. Groß Nordende
  3. Heidgraben
  4. Heist
  5. Holm
  6. Moorrege1
  7. Neuendeich
  1. Borstel-Hohenraden
  2. Ellerbek
  3. Kummerfeld
  4. Prisdorf
  5. Tangstedt
  1. Bevern
  2. Bilsen
  3. Bokholt-Hanredder
  4. Bullenkuhlen
  5. Ellerhoop
  6. Groß Offenseth-Aspern
  7. Heede
  8. Hemdingen
  9. Langeln
  10. Lutzhorn
1seat of the Amt


  1. "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2013] (XLS-Datei) (Fortschreibung auf Basis des Zensus 2011)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German). 25 July 2013.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

Media related to Kreis Pinneberg at Wikimedia Commons

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