Saalfeld-Rudolstadt

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Saalfeld-Rudolstadt
District
Thuringia slf.png
Country  Germany
State Thuringia
Capital Saalfeld
Area
 • Total 1,035 km2 (400 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2013)[1]
 • Total 110,307
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration SLF, RU
Website www.sa-ru.de

Saalfeld-Rudolstadt is a Kreis (district) in the south of Thuringia, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) the districts Weimarer Land, Saale-Holzland, Saale-Orla, the district Kronach in Bavaria, and the districts Sonneberg, Hildburghausen and Ilm-Kreis.

History[edit]

The district dates back to the Landratsamt Saalfeld, which was created in 1868, and in 1922 it was converted into the Landkreis. Also in 1922 the district Rudolstadt was created, the second historical root of the district as of today. Both districts were merged in the communal reform of 1994.

Geography[edit]

The main rivers in the district is the Saale. The highest elevation is 827 m above sea level near Piesau, the lowest with 169 m is in the Saale river valley near Niederkrossen.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms As Saalfeld was the capital of the duchy Saxony-Saalfeld, the Saxon coat of arms is displayed in the top-right and bottom-left quarter of the coat of arms. The other two quarters show the coat of arms of the Princes of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt. The double-headed imperial eagle is the symbol for the title as imperial prince, the comb in bottom symbolizes the title of Imperial Stable Master held by the princes.

Towns, municipalities and municipal associations[edit]

Towns (of its own) and municipalities
  1. Bad Blankenburg
  2. Königsee-Rottenbach
  3. Leutenberg
  4. Remda-Teichel
  5. Rudolstadt
  6. Saalfeld
  1. Altenbeuthen
  2. Drognitz
  3. Hohenwarte
  4. Kamsdorf
  1. Kaulsdorf
  2. Saalfelder Höhe
  3. Uhlstädt-Kirchhasel
  4. Unterwellenborn
Municipal associations (de. Verwaltungsgemeinschaften)

1. Bergbahnregion/Schwarzatal

  1. Cursdorf
  2. Deesbach
  3. Katzhütte
  4. Meuselbach-Schwarzmühle
  5. Oberweißbach1, 2

2. Lichtetal am Rennsteig

  1. Lichte1
  2. Piesau
  3. Reichmannsdorf
  4. Schmiedefeld

3. Mittleres Schwarzatal

  1. Allendorf
  2. Bechstedt
  3. Döschnitz
  4. Dröbischau
  5. Mellenbach-Glasbach
  6. Meura
  7. Oberhain
  8. Rohrbach
  9. Schwarzburg
  10. Sitzendorf1
  11. Unterweißbach
  12. Wittgendorf

4. Schiefergebirge

  1. Gräfenthal2
  2. Lehesten2
  3. Probstzella1
1municipal association's residence

2town

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Coordinates: 50°40′N 11°20′E / 50.67°N 11.33°E / 50.67; 11.33