Donnersbergkreis

The Donnersbergkreis is a district (Kreis) in the middle of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Neighboring districts are Bad Kreuznach, Alzey-Worms, Bad Dürkheim, Kaiserslautern, Kusel.

Donnersbergkreis

Coat of arms
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
CapitalKirchheimbolanden
Area
  Total645.46 km2 (249.21 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2018)[1]
  Total75,101
  Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationKIB
Websitedonnersberg.de

History

The district was created in 1969 by merging the districts Kirchheimbolanden and Rockenhausen.

Geography

The district is located around the highest mountain of the Palatinate, the Donnersberg with 687 m above sea level.

Coat of arms

Both of the districts merged into the Donnersbergkreis had a wheel in their coat of arms, which are now also shown in the coat of arms of the new district. On the left is the red wheel of the Lords of Bolanden, taken from the Kirchheim coat of arms. The blue wheel on the right is the wheel of the Lords of Falkenstein, taken from the Rockenhausen coat of arms. The green field on the bottom with the peak symbolizes the Donnersberg, the highest elevation in the district, and the sun the importance of the sunny plains for viticulture.

Towns and municipalities

Verbandsgemeinden
  1. Alsenz1
  2. Finkenbach-Gersweiler
  3. Gaugrehweiler
  4. Kalkofen
  5. Mannweiler-Cölln
  6. Münsterappel
  7. Niederhausen an der Appel
  8. Niedermoschel
  9. Oberhausen an der Appel
  10. Obermoschel2
  11. Oberndorf
  12. Schiersfeld
  13. Sitters
  14. Unkenbach
  15. Waldgrehweiler
  16. Winterborn
  1. Eisenberg1, 2
  2. Kerzenheim
  3. Ramsen
  1. Albisheim
  2. Biedesheim
  3. Bubenheim
  4. Dreisen
  5. Einselthum
  6. Göllheim1
  7. Immesheim
  8. Lautersheim
  9. Ottersheim
  10. Rüssingen
  11. Standenbühl
  12. Weitersweiler
  13. Zellertal
  1. Bennhausen
  2. Bischheim
  3. Bolanden
  4. Dannenfels
  5. Gauersheim
  6. Ilbesheim
  7. Jakobsweiler
  8. Kirchheimbolanden1, 2
  9. Kriegsfeld
  10. Marnheim
  11. Mörsfeld
  12. Morschheim
  13. Oberwiesen
  14. Orbis
  15. Rittersheim
  16. Stetten
  1. Bayerfeld-Steckweiler
  2. Bisterschied
  3. Dielkirchen
  4. Dörrmoschel
  5. Gehrweiler
  6. Gerbach
  7. Gundersweiler
  8. Imsweiler
  9. Katzenbach
  10. Ransweiler
  11. Rathskirchen
  12. Reichsthal
  13. Rockenhausen1, 2
  14. Ruppertsecken
  15. Sankt Alban
  16. Schönborn
  17. Seelen
  18. Stahlberg
  19. Teschenmoschel
  20. Würzweiler
  1. Börrstadt
  2. Breunigweiler
  3. Falkenstein
  4. Gonbach
  5. Höringen
  6. Imsbach
  7. Lohnsfeld
  8. Münchweiler an der Alsenz
  9. Schweisweiler
  10. Sippersfeld
  11. Steinbach am Donnersberg
  12. Wartenberg-Rohrbach
  13. Winnweiler1
1seat of the Verbandsgemeinde; 2town

References

  1. "Bevölkerungsstand 2018 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2019.

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