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gau is out a high surface of average, consisting of the rocks of the shelly limestone and Lettenkeupers350 to 500 meters sea level, into which the rivers bunting, Neckar and gnawing old cut themselves deeply. In the north it limited by the Enz, in the west by the gnawing old and the Black Forest, in the south by the upper run of the Neckar and in the eastby the Keuperwaldgebiete beautiful book and Glemswald as well as by the central run of the Neckar. The most important watercourse gau is beside the rivers, which represent its delimitation, the worm.
Gau is a agriculturally intensively used area, its soils mainly from Parabraunerden from Lössexist. In the so-called “arms the release cover is missing to gaus”: On the lining up verkarsteten limes of the upper shelly limestone usually only flachgründige and less fruitful Rendzinen developed. On the reading A LATCH PLATe hedges formed (hedge gau).
Comparable landscapes in direct bordering on the landscape (EN)gau are for example the areas eastern of the middle Neckars, so the Schmidener field.
Spaciously and/or. gau can geological be regarded as part of the entire landscape between Black Forest and Keuperwäldern, which are coined/shaped by the shelly limestone lining up in the underground. It narrows itself inThe south on the regions at the upper Neckar north the Baar. In the north it extends strongly into the areas of Lower Franconia. This “shelly limestone fan” again is part of an extensive “fan landscape”, the South West German layer stage landscape.
history excavations that the area gau already for the Mittelsteinzeit was settled. Of it heads of the arrow, hill graves and other finds witness.After conquest by the Romans the Limes ran less than 100 kilometers northeast gau and made the area the Roman province. Later Celts and Alemannen in this area settled. The many place names up - ends, the Swabian Urdörfer in such a way specified ingen, comes outthe time 6. - 8. Century n. Chr.
origin of the designation
the designation probably decreases/goes back to the Germanic designation gau . Gau was a kind Germanic administrative or settlement district.
“Gau” (and/or. “Gau”) comes from the medium high German and was a termfor “good field”. This word dung appears in the different geographical nature areas in the southwest of Germany, for example: Upper gau, Kraichgau, Klettgau, straw gau, hedge gau, Pfinzgau, Ochsenfurter gau. Of the gau landscapes it is characteristic that one finds Löss as lining up rock and explains hereby the natural fertilitycan.
Adelegg | Albuch | Baar | Development land | Berglen | Mountain route | Bodanrück | Mash gau | Dinkelberg | Ellwanger of mountains | Filder | Gau | Göge | Haller level | Hardt | Hardening field | Hedge gau | Hegau | Heuchelberg | Highest one | Hochsträss | Hohenloher level | Wood sticks | Hotzenwald | Emperor chair | Klettgau | Kraichgau | Grain gau | Kurpfalz | Regional court | Limpurger of mountains | Linzgau | Lusshardt | Löwensteiner of mountains | Mainhardter forest | Markgräflerland | Murrhardter forest | Upper swabia | Desert forest | Ortenau | Pfinzgau | Beautiful book | Schurwald | Swabian Alb | Black Forest | Straw gau | Current mountain | Deaf reason | Deaf country | Tautschbuch | Ufgau | Forest citizen of mountains | Welzheimer forest | Westgeneral-outer | Zabergäu