Münchberg

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For the surname, see Münchberg (surname).
Münchberg
Coat of arms of Münchberg
Coat of arms
Münchberg   is located in Germany
Münchberg
Münchberg
Coordinates: 50°12′N 11°46′E / 50.200°N 11.767°E / 50.200; 11.767Coordinates: 50°12′N 11°46′E / 50.200°N 11.767°E / 50.200; 11.767
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberfranken
District Hof
Government
 • Mayor Thomas Fein (CSU)
Area
 • Total 68.78 km2 (26.56 sq mi)
Elevation 546 m (1,791 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 10,368
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 95213
Dialling codes 09251
Vehicle registration HO (old: MUE)
Website www.muenchberg.de

Münchberg is a small town in Upper Franconia (Bavaria), Germany. It is sometimes referred to as the Textile Town of Bavaria. Its sister city is Jefferson City, Missouri, USA.

Pedestrian zone of Münchberg

Geography[edit]

The city districts[edit]

  • Ahornis
  • Biengarten
  • Gottersdorf
  • Grund
  • Hilbrandsgrün
  • Jehsen
  • Laubersreuth
  • Laubersreuth
  • Markersreuth
  • Maxreuth
  • Mechlenreuth
  • Neutheilung
  • Meierhof
  • Mussen
  • Pulschnitzberg
  • Plösen
  • Poppenreuth
  • Sauerhof
  • Schlegel
  • Schödlas
  • Schotteneinzel
  • Schweinsbach
  • Solg
  • Straas
  • Unfriedsdorf

History[edit]

The first settlement of the area around Münchberg probably dates back to the 10th century. The original name probably read 'Monk Mountain', as the first settlers were monks. The name changed itself in the course of time and documents first mentioned Münchberg in around 1224. Between 1938 and 1978, Münchberg was district town of the district of the same name.

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