Bad Kissingen (district)

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Bad Kissingen
District
Bavaria KG.svg
Country  Germany
State Bavaria
Adm. region Unterfranken
Capital Bad Kissingen
Area
 • Total 1,137 km2 (439 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2013)[1]
 • Total 102,865
 • Density 90/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration KG, BRK, HAB
Website landkreis-badkissingen.de

Bad Kissingen is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the northwest and clockwise) the district Main-Kinzig and Fulda in Hesse, and the districts of Rhön-Grabfeld, Schweinfurt and Main-Spessart.

History[edit]

The district was established in 1972 by merging the former districts of Bad Kissingen, Bad Brückenau and Hammelburg.

Geography[edit]

The district is located in the southern portion of the Rhön Mountains. The Fränkische Saale river (an affluent of the Main) enters the district in the north and leaves to the southwest.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms The coat of arms displays:
  • top: three icons symbolising the three spas of the district
  • left: the eagle as well as the red and white pattern are from the arms of the county of Henneberg, which ruled the territory in the Middle Ages
  • right: the cross from the arms of Fulda

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bad Brückenau
  2. Bad Kissingen
  3. Hammelburg
  1. Aura an der Saale
  2. Bad Bocklet
  3. Burkardroth
  4. Elfershausen
  5. Euerdorf
  6. Fuchsstadt
  7. Geroda
  8. Maßbach
  9. Motten
  10. Münnerstadt
  11. Nüdlingen
  1. Oberleichtersbach
  2. Oberthulba
  3. Oerlenbach
  4. Ramsthal
  5. Rannungen
  6. Riedenberg
  7. Schondra
  8. Sulzthal
  9. Thundorf
  10. Wartmannsroth
  11. Wildflecken
  12. Zeitlofs

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Coordinates: 50°15′N 10°00′E / 50.25°N 10.00°E / 50.25; 10.00