Schwandorf is a Kreis (district) in the east part of Bavaria, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise) Cham, Regensburg, Neumarkt, Amberg-Sulzbach, Neustadt (Waldnaab), and the Czech Plzeň Region.
The main rivers of the district are the Naab and the Regen.
Climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year round. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb". (Marine West Coast Climate/Oceanic climate).
The district was created in 1972 by merging the previous districts Burglengenfeld, Oberviechtach, Nabburg, Neunburg vorm Wald, and the previously district-free city Schwandorf.
Coat of arms
||The coat of arms shows the lion of the Palatinate to the left. The tower in the right half symbolizes the many fortresses and castles in the district. The wavy line and the mill wheel in the bottom stand for the many rivers and the water mills in the district.|
Towns and municipalities
Coordinates: 49°20′N 12°10′E / 49.33°N 12.17°E