Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis

Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis is a Kreis (district) in the north of Thuringia, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) the districts Eichsfeld, Kyffhäuserkreis, Sömmerda, Gotha, Wartburgkreis and the district Werra-Meißner in Hesse.

Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis

Coat of arms
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
CapitalMühlhausen
Government
  District admin.Harald Zanker (SPD)
Area
  Total979.69 km2 (378.26 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2018)[1]
  Total102,912
  Density110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationUH, LSZ, MHL
Websitewww.landkreis-unstrut-hainich.de

History

The district was created on July 1, 1994, by merging the two previous districts Mühlhausen and Bad Langensalza.

Partnerships

The district has a partnership with the Wetteraukreis in Hesse dating back to the German reunification of 1990. The district also has a partnership with the Lithuanian districts Ukmerge and Raseiniai.

Geography

The district is named after the river Unstrut and a hill chain, the Hainich. The Hainich became the 13th national park of Germany in 1997.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms combines the symbols of the historical territories which make up the area of the district. In the top left is the eagle of the city Mühlhausen, in the top right the lion as the symbol of the dukes of Thuringia. In the bottom left is the Wheel of Mainz, and the deer antler in the bottom right is the symbol of the Principality of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen.

Towns and municipalities

Verwaltungsgemeinschaft-free townsand municipalities
  1. Bad Langensalza
  2. Mühlhausen
  1. Anrode
  2. Dünwald
  3. Großvargula
  4. Herbsleben
  5. Kammerforst
  6. Menteroda
  7. Oppershausen
  1. Rodeberg
  2. Schönstedt
  3. Südeichsfeld
  4. Unstrut-Hainich
  5. Unstruttal
  6. Vogtei
Verwaltungsgemeinschaften
  1. Bad Tennstedt1, 2
  2. Ballhausen
  3. Blankenburg
  4. Bruchstedt
  5. Haussömmern
  6. Hornsömmern
  7. Kirchheilingen
  8. Kutzleben
  9. Mittelsömmern
  10. Sundhausen
  11. Tottleben
  12. Urleben
  1. Bothenheilingen
  2. Issersheilingen
  3. Kleinwelsbach
  4. Körner
  5. Marolterode
  6. Neunheilingen
  7. Obermehler
  8. Schlotheim1, 2
1seat of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft; 2town

References


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