Sömmerda (district)

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Sömmerda
Coat of arms of Sömmerda
Coat of arms
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
CapitalSömmerda
Government
 • District admin.Harald Henning (CDU)
Area
 • Total806.84 km2 (311.52 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2017)[1]
 • Total70,027
 • Density87/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationSÖM
Websitewww.landkreis-soemmerda.de

Sömmerda (German: Landkreis Sömmerda) is a Kreis (district) in the north of Thuringia, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) the districts Kyffhäuserkreis, the Burgenlandkreis in Saxony-Anhalt, the district Weimarer Land and the district-free city Erfurt, and the districts Gotha and Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis.

History[edit]

The district Sömmerda was created in 1952. In 1994 the districts of Thuringia were reorganized, and the district Sömmerda was enlarged significantly by adding municipalities from the dissolved districts Artern and Erfurt-Land.

Geography[edit]

The main river in the district is the Unstrut.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms The coat of arms shows the three historic states which Sömmerda belonged to in the past. In the left is the Saxon symbol, to the right is the lion as symbol of Thuringia, and in the bottom is the Wheel of Mainz as the symbol of Mainz.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Verwaltungsgemeinschaft-free towns and municipalities
  1. Buttstädt
  2. Rastenberg
  3. Sömmerda
  4. Weißensee
  1. Elxleben
  2. Witterda
Verwaltungsgemeinschaften

1. An der Marke

  1. Eckstedt
  2. Markvippach
  3. Schloßvippach1
  4. Sprötau
  5. Vogelsberg

2. Gera-Aue

  1. Andisleben
  2. Gebesee1, 2
  3. Ringleben
  4. Walschleben

3. Gramme-Aue

  1. Alperstedt
  2. Großmölsen
  3. Großrudestedt1
  4. Kleinmölsen
  5. Nöda
  6. Ollendorf
  7. Udestedt

4. Kindelbrück

  1. Büchel
  2. Griefstedt
  3. Günstedt
  4. Kindelbrück1, 2
  5. Riethgen

5. Kölleda

  1. Großneuhausen
  2. Kleinneuhausen
  3. Kölleda1, 2
  4. Ostramondra

6. Straußfurt

  1. Gangloffsömmern
  2. Haßleben
  3. Henschleben
  4. Riethnordhausen
  5. Schwerstedt
  6. Straußfurt1
  7. Werningshausen
  8. Wundersleben
1seat of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft;2town

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, Gemeinschaftsfreie Gemeinde, erfüllende/beauftragende Gemeinden, Verwaltungsgemeinschaft/Mitgliedsgemeinden in Thüringen". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). September 2018.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°10′N 11°10′E / 51.17°N 11.17°E / 51.17; 11.17