Bad Kissingen is a Landkreis (district) in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the northwest and clockwise) the district Main-Kinzig and Fulda in Hesse, and the districts of Rhön-Grabfeld, Schweinfurt and Main-Spessart.

Bad Kissingen
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Adm. regionLower Franconia
CapitalBad Kissingen
Area
 • Total1,137 km2 (439 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2018)[1]
 • Total103,218
 • Density91/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationKG, BRK, HAB
Websitelandkreis-badkissingen.de

HistoryEdit

The district was established in 1972 by merging the former districts of Bad Kissingen, Bad Brückenau and Hammelburg.

GeographyEdit

The district is located in the southern portion of the Rhön Mountains. The Fränkische Saale river (an affluent of the Main) enters the district in the north and leaves to the southwest.

Coat of armsEdit

  The coat of arms displays:
  • top: three icons symbolising the three spas of the district
  • left: the eagle as well as the red and white pattern are from the arms of the county of Henneberg, which ruled the territory in the Middle Ages
  • right: the cross from the arms of Fulda

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.

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