Hersfeld-Rotenburg

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Hersfeld-Rotenburg
Statistics
State:Hesse
Capital:Bad Hersfeld
Adm. Region:Kassel
Area:1,097.08 km²
Inhabitants:129,578 (2002)
pop. density:118 inh./km²
Car identification:HEF
Homepage:http://www.hef-rof.de
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Map of Hesse highlighting the district Hersfeld-Rotenburg

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

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History

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 by Prussia and the creation of the Hesse state. In 1972 both districts were merged into one.

Geography

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 arms

Coat of arms 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 municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bad Hersfeld
  2. Bebra
  3. Heringen
  4. Rotenburg (Fulda)
  1. Alheim
  2. Breitenbach (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

External links

Template:Germany districts hessede:Landkreis Hersfeld-Rotenburg nl:Hersfeld-Rotenburg

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