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Hersfeld-Rotenburg

Hersfeld-Rotenburg
Flag of Hersfeld-Rotenburg
Coat of arms of Hersfeld-Rotenburg
Map
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Adm. regionKassel
CapitalBad Hersfeld
Government
 • District admin.Torsten Warnecke (SPD)
Area
 • Total1,097.08 km2 (423.58 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2022)[1]
 • Total121,566
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationHEF, ROF
Websitehttp://www.hef-rof.de

Hersfeld-Rotenburg is a Kreis (district) in the east of Hesse, Germany. Neighboring districts are Werra-Meißner, Wartburgkreis, Fulda, Vogelsbergkreis, Schwalm-Eder.

History

In 1821, districts were created in Hesse, including the districts Hersfeld and Rotenburg, which stayed nearly unchanged (except a short period after the revolution of 1848, when they were dissolved) through the annexion of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel) by Prussia and the creation of the Hesse state. In 1972 both districts were merged into one.

Geography

The district contains the hilly landscape of Waldhessen, the mountains are of the Knüllgebirge, Stölzinger Gebirge, Richelsdorfer Gebirge and the Kuppenrhön, part of the Rhön mountains.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms is a combination of the two coat of arms of the precursor districts. The cross in the left half is taken from the old arms of the Hersfeld abbey; the linden branch is taken from the city arms of Rotenburg.

Towns and municipalities

ThuringiaVogelsbergkreisFulda (district)Schwalm-Eder-KreisWerra-Meißner-KreisAlheimRotenburg an der FuldaCornbergNentershausenBebraBebraWildeckHeringenPhilippsthalFriedewaldLudwigsauNeuensteinHohenrodaSchenklengsfeldSchenklengsfeldHauneckHaunetalNiederaulaKirchheimBreitenbach am HerzbergRonshausenBad Hersfeld
Clickable map of towns and municipalities in the district
Towns Municipalities
  1. Bad Hersfeld
  2. Bebra
  3. Heringen
  4. Rotenburg an der Fulda
  1. Alheim
  2. Breitenbach am Herzberg
  3. Cornberg
  4. Friedewald
  5. Hauneck
  6. Haunetal
  7. Hohenroda
  8. Kirchheim
  1. Ludwigsau
  2. Nentershausen
  3. Neuenstein
  4. Niederaula
  5. Philippsthal (Werra)
  6. Ronshausen
  7. Schenklengsfeld
  8. Wildeck

Twin towns

References

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung in Hessen am 31.12.2022 nach Gemeinden" (XLS) (in German). Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt. June 2023.

50°55′N 9°45′E / 50.92°N 9.75°E / 50.92; 9.75

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