Sömmerda (district)

Sömmerda (German: Landkreis Sömmerda) is a Kreis (district) in the north of Thuringia, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) the districts Kyffhäuserkreis, the Burgenlandkreis in Saxony-Anhalt, the district Weimarer Land and the district-free city Erfurt, and the districts Gotha and Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis.

Sömmerda
Coat of arms of Sömmerda
Coat of arms
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
CapitalSömmerda
Government
 • District admin.Harald Henning (CDU)
Area
 • Total806.84 km2 (311.52 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2019)[1]
 • Total69,427
 • Density86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationSÖM
Websitewww.landkreis-soemmerda.de

HistoryEdit

The district Sömmerda was created in 1952. In 1994 the districts of Thuringia were reorganized, and the district Sömmerda was enlarged significantly by adding municipalities from the dissolved districts Artern and Erfurt-Land.

GeographyEdit

The main river in the district is the Unstrut.

Coat of armsEdit

  The coat of arms shows the three historic states which Sömmerda belonged to in the past. In the left is the Saxon symbol, to the right is the lion as symbol of Thuringia, and in the bottom is the Wheel of Mainz as the symbol of Mainz.

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

Verwaltungsgemeinschaft-free towns and municipalities
  1. Rastenberg
  2. Sömmerda
  3. Weißensee
  1. Buttstädt
  2. Elxleben
  3. Witterda
Verwaltungsgemeinschaften

1. Gera-Aue

  1. Andisleben
  2. Gebesee1, 2
  3. Ringleben
  4. Walschleben

2. Gramme-Vippach

  1. Alperstedt
  2. Eckstedt
  3. Großmölsen
  4. Großrudestedt
  5. Kleinmölsen
  6. Markvippach
  7. Nöda
  8. Ollendorf
  9. Schloßvippach1
  10. Sprötau
  11. Udestedt
  12. Vogelsberg

3. Kindelbrück

  1. Büchel
  2. Griefstedt
  3. Günstedt
  4. Kindelbrück1
  5. Riethgen

4. Kölleda

  1. Großneuhausen
  2. Kleinneuhausen
  3. Kölleda1, 2
  4. Ostramondra

5. Straußfurt

  1. Gangloffsömmern
  2. Haßleben
  3. Riethnordhausen
  4. Schwerstedt
  5. Straußfurt1
  6. Werningshausen
  7. Wundersleben
1seat of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft;2town

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften in Thüringen Gebietsstand: 31.12.2019". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). August 2020.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 51°10′N 11°10′E / 51.17°N 11.17°E / 51.17; 11.17