Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Unstrut-Hainich
District
Thuringia uh.png
Country  Germany
State Thuringia
Capital Mühlhausen
Area
 • Total 975 km2 (376 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2013)[1]
 • Total 104,245
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration UH, LSZ, MHL
Website www.landkreis-unstrut-hainich.de

Unstrut-Hainich is a Kreis (district) in the north of Thuringia, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) the districts Eichsfeld, Kyffhäuserkreis, Sömmerda, Gotha, Wartburgkreis and the district Werra-Meißner in Hesse.

History[edit]

The district was created on July 1, 1994 by merging the two previous districts Mühlhausen and Bad Langensalza.

Partnerships[edit]

The district has a partnership with the Wetteraukreis in Hesse dating back to the German reunification of 1990. The district also has a partnership with the Lithuanian districts Ukmerge and Raseiniai.

Geography[edit]

The district is named after the river Unstrut and a hill chain, the Hainich. The Hainich has become the 13th national park of Germany in 1997.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms The coat of arms combines the symbols of the historical territories which make up the area of the district. In the top left is the eagle of the city Mühlhausen, in the top right the lion as the symbol of the dukes of Thuringia. In the bottom left is the Wheel of Mainz, and the deer antler in the bottom right is the symbol of the Principality of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Verwaltungsgemeinschaft-free towns and municipalities
  1. Bad Langensalza
  2. Mühlhausen
  1. Anrode
  2. Dünwald
  3. Großvargula
  4. Herbsleben
  5. Kammerforst
  6. Menteroda
  1. Oppershausen
  2. Rodeberg
  3. Südeichsfeld
  4. Unstruttal
  5. Vogtei
  6. Weinbergen
Verwaltungsgemeinschaften
  1. Bad Tennstedt1, 2
  2. Ballhausen
  3. Blankenburg
  4. Bruchstedt
  5. Haussömmern
  6. Hornsömmern
  7. Kirchheilingen
  8. Klettstedt
  9. Kutzleben
  10. Mittelsömmern
  11. Sundhausen
  12. Tottleben
  13. Urleben
  1. Altengottern
  2. Flarchheim
  3. Großengottern1
  4. Heroldishausen
  5. Mülverstedt
  6. Schönstedt
  7. Weberstedt
  1. Bothenheilingen
  2. Issersheilingen
  3. Kleinwelsbach
  4. Körner
  5. Marolterode
  6. Neunheilingen
  7. Obermehler
  8. Schlotheim1, 2
1seat of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft; 2town

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°10′N 10°30′E / 51.17°N 10.5°E / 51.17; 10.5