Rödental is a town in the district of Coburg, in northern Bavaria, Germany. It is situated 7 km northeast of Coburg.

Rödental
View of the centre
View of the centre
Coat of arms of Rödental
Coat of arms
Location of Rödental within Coburg district
Rödental in CO.svg
Rödental is located in Germany
Rödental
Rödental
Rödental is located in Bavaria
Rödental
Rödental
Coordinates: 50°17′N 11°4′E / 50.283°N 11.067°E / 50.283; 11.067Coordinates: 50°17′N 11°4′E / 50.283°N 11.067°E / 50.283; 11.067
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberfranken
DistrictCoburg
Subdivisions16 Stadtteile
Government
 • MayorGerhard Preß (CSU)
Area
 • Total49.96 km2 (19.29 sq mi)
Elevation
350 m (1,150 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total13,107
 • Density260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
96472
Dialling codes09563
Vehicle registrationCO
Websitewww.roedental.de

Rödental was the name given to a group of municipalities that were united 1971 under that name. They include Mönchröden, Oeslau, Einberg, Oberwohlsbach, Unterwohlsbach and several others.

The oldest part of what is now Rödental is Mönchröden, which was founded in 1108, and celebrated its 900th anniversary in 2008. Mönchröden (meaning monks along the river Röden) has a 900-year-old monastery that is in well preserved condition, and contains several fine Gothic structures.

Oeslau, the largest of the components of Rödental is the home of the W. Goebel Porzellanfabrik (porcelain factory) makers (until 2008) of the world-famous M. I. Hummel figurines.

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ReferencesEdit

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