East Hesse

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East Hesse (German: Osthessen) is a common, but not official, regional name for the eastern part of the German state of Hesse as well as a regional planning region.[1] It corresponds roughly to the Hessian catchment area of Fulda and its heart covers the county of Fulda, the eastern part of the county of Vogelsbergkreis and the old counties of Hersfeld and Schlüchtern. There is however no clear boundary of East Hesse with North Hesse, Middle Hesse and South Hesse. In older sources a landscape, which is roughly identical with the present East Hesse area, was commonly called Buchonia.[2]


  1. ^ Regionaler Raumordnungsplan für die Planungsregion Osthessen, in Staatsanzeiger für das Land Hessen, dated 19 February 1978
  2. ^ Walter Heinemeyer: Hundert Jahre Historische Kommission für Hessen 1897-1997: Festgabe dargebracht von Autorinnen und Autoren der Historischen Kommission, Vol. 61, Part 2, p. 5, Elwert, N G (1997)

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