Leinefelde-Worbis

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Leinefelde-Worbis
Coat of arms of Leinefelde-Worbis
Coat of arms
Leinefelde-Worbis   is located in Germany
Leinefelde-Worbis
Leinefelde-Worbis
Coordinates: 51°23′0″N 10°20′0″E / 51.38333°N 10.33333°E / 51.38333; 10.33333Coordinates: 51°23′0″N 10°20′0″E / 51.38333°N 10.33333°E / 51.38333; 10.33333
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Eichsfeld
Subdivisions 9
Government
 • Mayor Gerd Reinhardt (CDU)
Area
 • Total 96.55 km2 (37.28 sq mi)
Elevation 320 m (1,050 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 18,551
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 37327, 37339
Dialling codes 03605, 036074
Vehicle registration EIC, HIG, WBS
Website www.leinefelde-worbis.de

Leinefelde-Worbis is a town in the district of Eichsfeld, in northwestern Thuringia, Germany. The town was formed on March 16, 2004, from the former independent towns Leinefelde and Worbis along with the municipalities of Breitenbach and Wintzingerode. The population before the amalgamation was 14,387 for Leinefelde, 5,541 for Worbis, 1,021 for Breitenbach and 614 for Wintzingerode. The 9 parts of Leinefelde-Worbis are Leinefelde, Worbis, Breitenbach, Kirchohmfeld, Birkungen, Beuren, Kaltohmfeld, Wintzingrode and Breitenholz.

Bear sanctuary[edit]

Since 1997 Worbis has become known for its bear sanctuary, the Alternativer Bärenpark Worbis, which is operated by the German animal welfare organisation Aktion Tier – Menschen für Tiere (formerly Deutsches Tierhilfswerk).

People[edit]

Leinefelde is the birthplace of Johann Carl Fuhlrott, the discoverer of Neanderthal man.

Worbis is the birthplace of Bernard Quaritch (1819-1899), the London second-hand bookseller and publisher.

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