Wunsiedel (district)

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

Wunsiedel
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Adm. regionUpper Franconia
CapitalWunsiedel
Area
  Total606.40 km2 (234.13 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2018)[1]
  Total73,178
  Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationWUN
Websitelandkreis-wunsiedel.de

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

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