Wunsiedel (district)

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Wunsiedel
District
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Country  Germany
State Bavaria
Adm. region Oberfranken
Capital Wunsiedel
Area
 • Total 606.40 km2 (234.13 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2013)[1]
 • Total 73,783
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration WUN
Website landkreis-wunsiedel.de

Wunsiedel (German: Landkreis Wunsiedel i. Fichtelgebirge) is a Kreis (district) in the northeastern part of Bavaria, Germany. Neighbouring districts are (from the south clockwise) Tirschenreuth, Bayreuth, Hof, and to the west the Czech Karlovy Vary Region.

Geography

The district is located in the mountains of the Fichtelgebirge, with the highest elevation the 1051 m high Schneeberg. The river Ohře (German: Eger) originates in the district.

History

In the Bavarian communal reforms of 1972 the district was merged with the previously district-free cities Marktredwitz and Selb, as well as parts of the dissolved district of Rehau.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms shows an eagle in the bottom left as the symbol of the city Marktredwitz, and a deer antler to the right as the symbol of the city Selb. In the top are the black-and-white symbol of the Zollern dynasty. The coat of arms was granted in 1974.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Arzberg
  2. Hohenberg an der Eger¹
  3. Kirchenlamitz
  4. Marktleuthen
  5. Marktredwitz
  6. Schönwald
  7. Selb
  8. Weißenstadt
  9. Wunsiedel
  1. Bad Alexandersbad¹
  2. Höchstädt im Fichtelgebirge¹
  3. Nagel¹
  4. Röslau
  5. Schirnding¹
  6. Thiersheim¹
  7. Thierstein¹
  8. Tröstau¹

¹ administrated inside a Verwaltungsgemeinschaft

References

  1. "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). 31 December 2013.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

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