Sparneck

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Sparneck
Coat of arms of Sparneck
Coat of arms
Sparneck   is located in Germany
Sparneck
Sparneck
Coordinates: 50°10′N 11°49′E / 50.167°N 11.817°E / 50.167; 11.817Coordinates: 50°10′N 11°49′E / 50.167°N 11.817°E / 50.167; 11.817
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberfranken
District Hof
Municipal assoc. Sparneck
Subdivisions 9 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor Gerhard Loy (SPD)
Area
 • Total 16.36 km2 (6.32 sq mi)
Elevation 560 m (1,840 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,698
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 95234
Dialling codes 09251
Vehicle registration HO
Website www.sparneck.de

Sparneck is a municipality in Upper Franconia in the district of Hof in Bavaria in Germany.

Location[edit]

The market town of Sparneck lies at an average height of 560 m above sea level in the Pfarrbach valley, which forms the larger part of the area. The Saxon Saale river flows through this valley in a northerly direction. Towards the east the 877 metre high Waldstein ridge rises, the source of the Saale is on its slopes. It forms the natural boundary with the neighbouring district of Wunsiedel.

History[edit]

Sparneck is first mentioned 1223 with a person from Sparneck family.

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