Karlsruhe is one of the four administrative regions (sing. Regierungsbezirk) of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, located in the north-west of the state. It is subdivided into the three regional associations (sing. Regionalverband ): Mittlerer Oberrhein (Middle Upper Rhine ), Rhein-Neckar ( Rhine-Neckar) and Nordschwarzwald ( Northern Black Forest ).
The Technologieregion Karlsruhe is a loose confederation of the region's cities in order to promote high tech industries; today, about 20% of the region's jobs are in research and development. EnBW , one of Germany's biggest electric utility companies and a revenue of 19.2 billion € in 2012,  is headquartered in the city.
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Karlsruhe is a Landkreis in the northwest of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are Rhein-Neckar, Heilbronn, Enz, Calw, Rastatt, Germersheim, Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis and the district-free city Speyer. The urban district Karlsruhe, which contains the City of Karlsruhe, is located in the middle of the district, and partially cuts it into a northern and a southern part.
The historic origin of the district is the Oberamt Karlsruhe. In 1809 it was split into one part responsible for the city Karlsruhe, and one for the surrounding municipalities. In 1865 however both parts were merged again to the Bezirksamt Karlsruhe. 1938 it was split again, this time with the district of Karlsruhe for the surrounding part, and the urban district of Karlsruhe for the urban area. In 1973 the district was enlarged by adding the complete district of Bruchsal and parts of the distri
The western part of the district is located in the Rhine valley. The area in the east belongs to the landscape of the Kraichgau, and it is also to the north of the foothills of the Black Forest.
The top-left quarter of the coat of arms shows the symbol of Baden, as a large part of the Karlsruhe district belonged to Baden historically. The cross in the top-right is the symbol of the clerical state of Speyer. The three deer antlers in the bottom-right are the symbol of the state of Württemberg, and in the bottom-left is the symbol of the Wittelsbach family.
The Karlsruhe district partners with the following sister regions outside of Germany: 1. Gwent, United Kingdom, since 1978. In 1996, due to an administrative reform, Gwent was abolished and divided into five districts, of which Karlsruhe mainly continues the partnership with the new districts of Monmouthshire and Torfaen. 2. Sha’ar Hanegev, since 1992 3. Brusque, Brazil, since 2011 Within Germany, the Karlsruhe district has a partnership with the Saxon district Mittelsachsen, which was ...
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Karlsruhe (district) Karlsruhe is a rural district ( Landkreis) in the northwest of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are Rhein-Neckar, Heilbronn , Enz, Calw, Rastatt, Germersheim, Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis and the district-free city Speyer. The urban district Karlsruhe ( Stadtkreis Karlsruhe) which has the city of Karlsruhe.