is a district in Bavaria
. It is bounded by (from the south and clockwise) the districts of Schwandorf
, and by the Czech Republic
). The city of Weiden
is enclosed by, but not belonging to the district.
The district was established in 1972 by merging the former districts of Neustadt (Waldnaab), Eschenbach and Vohenstrauß.
The district is located in the mountains of the Upper Palatine Forest (Oberpfälzer Wald). The two headrivers of the Naab River, Waldnaab and Haidenaab, are both running through the district and conjoining in its southern part.
Coat of arms
| || The coat of arms displays: |
- the heraldic lion of the Palatinate
- three stars from the arms of the county of Störnstein
- blue and white bars from the arms of the county of Leuchtenberg
Towns and municipalities