Hersfeld-Rotenburg

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

Hersfeld-Rotenburg
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Adm. regionKassel
CapitalBad Hersfeld
Area
 • Total1,097.08 km2 (423.58 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2018)[1]
 • Total120,829
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationHEF
Websitehttp://www.hef-rof.de

HistoryEdit

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.

GeographyEdit

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 armsEdit

  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 municipalitiesEdit

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 townsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand am 31.12.2018". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). July 2019.

External linksEdit

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