Haßberge (district)

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Haßberge
District
Bavaria has.png
Country  Germany
State Bavaria
Adm. region Lower Franconia
Capital Haßfurt
Area
 • Total 956 km2 (369 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 84,226
 • Density 88/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration HAS
Website landkreis-hassberge.de

Haßberge is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the northeast and clockwise) the districts of Coburg, Bamberg, Schweinfurt and Rhön-Grabfeld, and by the state of Thuringia (district of Hildburghausen).

History[edit]

The district was established in 1972 by merging the districts of Haßfurt, Ebern and Hofheim.

Geography[edit]

The district is named after the Haßberge hill chain, which is located south of the Thuringian border. It is an eastern extension of the Rhön mountains and densely forested. South of the hills the Main river crosses the district from east to west. South of the river there is the Steigerwald forest, whose northern parts belong to the district. Both the Haßberge hills and the Steigerwald are nature parks.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms The three jags are from the arms of Würzburg; the lion symbolises the city of Bamberg. These two bishoprics owned most of the region in medieval times. Below there is a motive from the Saxon coat of arms, since the city of Königsberg once belonged to Saxe-Coburg and did not become a part of Bavaria before 1920.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Ebern
  2. Eltmann
  3. Haßfurt
  4. Hofheim
  5. Königsberg
  6. Zeil am Main
  1. Aidhausen
  2. Breitbrunn
  3. Bundorf
  4. Burgpreppach
  5. Ebelsbach
  6. Ermershausen
  7. Gädheim
  8. Kirchlauter
  9. Knetzgau
  10. Maroldsweisach
  1. Oberaurach
  2. Pfarrweisach
  3. Rauhenebrach
  4. Rentweinsdorf
  5. Riedbach
  6. Sand am Main
  7. Stettfeld
  8. Theres
  9. Untermerzbach
  10. Wonfurt

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Coordinates: 50°05′N 10°40′E / 50.08°N 10.67°E / 50.08; 10.67