Leinefelde-Worbis is a town in the district of Eichsfeld, in northwestern Thuringia, Germany. The town was formed on March 16, 2004, from the former independent towns Leinefelde and Worbis along with the municipalities of Breitenbach and Wintzingerode. In July 2018 the former municipality of Hundeshagen, and in January 2019 Kallmerode was merged into Leinefelde-Worbis. The population before the amalgamation was 14,387 for Leinefelde, 5,541 for Worbis, 1,021 for Breitenbach and 614 for Wintzingerode. The 10 parts of Leinefelde-Worbis are Leinefelde, Worbis, Breitenbach, Kirchohmfeld, Birkungen, Beuren, Hundeshagen, Kaltohmfeld, Wintzingrode, Kallmerode and Breitenholz.

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Coat of arms of Leinefelde-Worbis
Coat of arms
Location of Leinefelde-Worbis within Eichsfeld district
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Leinefelde-Worbis is located in Germany
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Leinefelde-Worbis is located in Thuringia
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Leinefelde-Worbis
Coordinates: 51°23′0″N 10°20′0″E / 51.38333°N 10.33333°E / 51.38333; 10.33333Coordinates: 51°23′0″N 10°20′0″E / 51.38333°N 10.33333°E / 51.38333; 10.33333
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictEichsfeld
Subdivisions10
Government
 • MayorMarko Grosa (CDU)
Area
 • Total110.18 km2 (42.54 sq mi)
Elevation
320 m (1,050 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total20,124
 • Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
37327, 37339
Dialling codes03605, 036074
Vehicle registrationEIC, HIG, WBS
Websitewww.leinefelde-worbis.de

TransportEdit

Bear sanctuaryEdit

Since 1997 Worbis has become known for its bear sanctuary, the Alternativer Bärenpark Worbis, which is operated by the German animal welfare organisation Aktion Tier – Menschen für Tiere (formerly Deutsches Tierhilfswerk).[citation needed]

PeopleEdit

Leinefelde is the birthplace of Johann Carl Fuhlrott, the discoverer of Neanderthal man.

Worbis is the birthplace of Bernard Quaritch (1819-1899), the London second-hand bookseller and publisher, and of Barbara Saß-Viehweger (born 1943), a German politician, lawyer and civil law notary.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften nach Geschlecht in Thüringen Gebietsstand: 31.12.2018". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). September 2019.