Saale-Holzland-Kreis

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Saale-Holzland
District
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Country  Germany
State Thuringia
Capital Eisenberg
Area
 • Total 817 km2 (315 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 84,282
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration SHK, EIS, SRO
Website www.saale-holzland-kreis.de

Saale-Holzland (official German name Saale-Holzland-Kreis) is a Kreis (district) in the east of Thuringia, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) the district Burgenlandkreis in Saxony-Anhalt, the district-free city Gera, the districts Greiz, Saale-Orla, Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, Weimarer Land and the district-free city Jena.

History[edit]

The district was created in 1994 by merging the previous districts Eisenberg, Jena and Stadtroda. When the district Roda (later Stadtroda) was originally created in 1922 it already covered nearly the area of the current district. In 1952 together with the abolishment of the federal states (Bundesländer) the district was split into the three parts, which were put together again in 1994.

Geography[edit]

The main river in the district is the Saale, which also gave it its name. The highest elevation with 475 m above sea level is in the south of the district, the lowest with 118 m is in the Saale valley at the boundary to the district Weimarer Land.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms In the left of the coat of arms is the silver bar as the symbol of the Lords of Lobdeburg, who owned of the valley of the Saale in the 13th century. In the bottom is the lion of the Counts of Orlamünde, surrounded by 6 hearts. Their county went into the ownership of the Wettin family in 1396. The coat of arms of Saxony in the right is the same as the coat of arms of the Wettin, as they later became the rulers of Saxony. The coat of arms was approved on August 18, 1997.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Verwaltungsgemeinschaft-free towns and municipalities
  1. Bürgel
  2. Eisenberg
  3. Kahla
  4. Stadtroda
  1. Albersdorf
  2. Bad Klosterlausnitz
  3. Bobeck
  4. Bollberg
  5. Gösen
  6. Graitschen bei Bürgel
  7. Hainspitz
  8. Mertendorf
  9. Möckern
  10. Nausnitz
  11. Petersberg
  1. Poxdorf
  2. Quirla
  3. Rauschwitz
  4. Ruttersdorf-Lotschen
  5. Scheiditz
  6. Schlöben
  7. Schöngleina
  8. Serba
  9. Tautenhein
  10. Waldeck
  11. Weißenborn
Verwaltungsgemeinschaften

1. Dornburg-Camburg

  1. Dornburg-Camburg1, 2
  2. Frauenprießnitz
  3. Golmsdorf
  4. Großlöbichau
  5. Hainichen
  6. Jenalöbnitz
  7. Lehesten
  8. Löberschütz
  9. Neuengönna
  10. Tautenburg
  11. Thierschneck
  12. Wichmar
  13. Zimmern

2. Heideland-Elstertal-Schkölen

  1. Crossen an der Elster1
  2. Hartmannsdorf
  3. Heideland
  4. Rauda
  5. Schkölen
  6. Silbitz
  7. Walpernhain

3. Hermsdorf

  1. Hermsdorf1, 2
  2. Mörsdorf
  3. Reichenbach
  4. Schleifreisen
  5. Sankt Gangloff

4. Hügelland/Täler

  1. Bremsnitz
  2. Eineborn
  3. Geisenhain
  4. Gneus
  5. Großbockedra
  6. Karlsdorf
  7. Kleinbockedra
  8. Kleinebersdorf
  9. Lippersdorf-Erdmannsdorf
  10. Meusebach
  11. Oberbodnitz
  12. Ottendorf
  13. Rattelsdorf
  14. Rausdorf
  15. Renthendorf
  16. Tautendorf
  17. Tissa
  18. Trockenborn-Wolfersdorf
  19. Tröbnitz1
  20. Unterbodnitz
  21. Waltersdorf
  22. Weißbach

5. Südliches Saaletal
[seat: Kahla]

  1. Altenberga
  2. Bibra
  3. Bucha
  4. Eichenberg
  5. Freienorla
  6. Großeutersdorf
  7. Großpürschütz
  8. Gumperda
  9. Hummelshain
  10. Kleineutersdorf
  11. Laasdorf
  12. Lindig
  13. Milda
  14. Orlamünde2
  15. Reinstädt
  16. Rothenstein
  17. Schöps
  18. Seitenroda
  19. Sulza
  20. Zöllnitz
1seat of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft;2town

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Coordinates: 50°55′N 11°45′E / 50.92°N 11.75°E / 50.92; 11.75