Geroldsgrün

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Geroldsgrün
Coat of arms of Geroldsgrün
Coat of arms
Geroldsgrün   is located in Germany
Geroldsgrün
Geroldsgrün
Coordinates: 50°20′N 11°35′E / 50.333°N 11.583°E / 50.333; 11.583Coordinates: 50°20′N 11°35′E / 50.333°N 11.583°E / 50.333; 11.583
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberfranken
District Hof
Subdivisions 13 Boroughs
Government
 • Mayor Helmut Oelschlegel (SPD)
Area
 • Total 15.57 km2 (6.01 sq mi)
Elevation 606 m (1,988 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,915
 • Density 190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 95179
Dialling codes 09288 and 09267
Vehicle registration HO
Website www.geroldsgruen.de

Geroldsgrün is a municipality in the Hof district of Bavaria, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Boroughs[edit]

  • Dürrenwaid
  • Dürrenwaiderhammer
  • Langenbachtal
  • Langenau
  • Langenbach
  • Lotharheil
  • Mühlleiten
  • Geroldsgrün
  • Geroldsreuth
  • Großenreuth
  • Hermesgrün
  • Hertwegsgrün
  • Hirschberglein
  • Silberstein
  • Steinbach
  • Untersteinbach

The boroughs of Geroldsgrün for the most part are registered air health resorts.

History[edit]

The earliest mention of the town is 1323 as Gerhartsgrün. Until recently Geroldsgrün always has been a bordertown between various dominions. In the past it was on the border of the Archdiocese of Bamberg to Grafen von Orlamünde, later between the diocese and Margravate Bayreuth-Kulmbach and in recent times until the reunification between West- and East-Germany.

In 1972 the former municipality of Dürrenwaid becomes part of Geroldsgrün[2] and with the dissolution of the district of Naila Geroldsgrün becomes part of the rural district of Hof. On 1 May 1978 Geroldsgrün reached its current size with the inclusion of Langenbach and Steinbach.[3]


Climate[edit]

The annual average temperature in Geroldsgrün is 6.7 °C, the average rainfall is 1,002 mm.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). 31 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Wilhelm Volkert (Hrsg.) (1983) (in German), Handbuch der bayerischen Ämter, Gemeinden und Gerichte 1799–1980, München: C.H.Beck’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, pp. 500, ISBN 3-406-09669-7
  3. ^ Statistisches Bundesamt, ed. (1983) (in German), Historisches Gemeindeverzeichnis für die Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Namens-, Grenz- und Schlüsselnummernänderungen bei Gemeinden, Kreisen und Regierungsbezirken vom 27. 5. 1970 bis 31. 12. 1982, Stuttgart und Mainz: W. Kohlhammer GmbH, pp. 687, ISBN 3-17-003263-1

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