|Municipal assoc.||Bad Brückenau|
|• Mayor||Manfred Emmert (FW)|
|• Total||16.79 km2 (6.48 sq mi)|
|Elevation||442 m (1,450 ft)|
|• Density||54/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Geroda is located in the nature park Bayerische Rhön, in the Thulba valley, on the southern side of the so-called Schwarze Berge ("black mountains").
Divisions of the municipality
The municipality consists of the following towns:
- Platz (which was independent until the 1970s)
The first church in the area was built in the 12th century. The town was divided between the Bishop of Fulda and the Bibra family. Because it lay on a major commercial route, it was repeatedly plundered during the 30-Years' War.
The municipal council has 13 members, including the mayor. Of those members, 10 belonged to the Freie Wälergemeinschaft, and 3 were independent as of 2002.
Coat of arms
At the bottom, a black Templar's cross on a silver background, in the upper left, three blue rings on a diagonal silver bar against a blue background, and in the upper right, a curved silver fish on a red background.
- "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). 31 December 2012.
- This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.