Wunsiedel (district)

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Wunsiedel
Bavaria WUN.svg
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Adm. regionUpper Franconia
CapitalWunsiedel
Area
 • Total606.40 km2 (234.13 sq mi)
Population
(31 December 2017)[1]
 • Total73,485
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationWUN
Websitelandkreis-wunsiedel.de

Wunsiedel (German: Landkreis Wunsiedel i. Fichtelgebirge) is a Landkreis (district) in the northeastern part of Bavaria, Germany. Neighbouring districts are (from the south clockwise) Tirschenreuth, Bayreuth, Hof, and to the east the Czech Karlovy Vary Region.

Geography[edit]

The district is located in the mountains of the Fichtelgebirge, with the highest elevation the 1051 m high Schneeberg. The river Ohře (German: Eger) originates in the district.

History[edit]

In the Bavarian communal reforms of 1972 the district was merged with the previously district-free cities Marktredwitz and Selb, as well as parts of the dissolved district of Rehau.

Coat of arms[edit]

The coat of arms shows an eagle in the bottom left as the symbol of the city Marktredwitz, and a deer antler to the right as the symbol of the city Selb. In the top are the black-and-white symbol of the Zollern dynasty. The coat of arms was granted in 1974.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Towns and municipalities in Landkreis Wunsiedel
Towns Municipalities
  1. Arzberg
  2. Hohenberg an der Eger¹
  3. Kirchenlamitz
  4. Marktleuthen
  5. Marktredwitz
  6. Schönwald
  7. Selb
  8. Weißenstadt
  9. Wunsiedel
  1. Bad Alexandersbad¹
  2. Höchstädt im Fichtelgebirge¹
  3. Nagel¹
  4. Röslau
  5. Schirnding¹
  6. Thiersheim¹
  7. Thierstein¹
  8. Tröstau¹

¹ administrated inside a Verwaltungsgemeinschaft

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). September 2018.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°05′N 12°05′E / 50.08°N 12.08°E / 50.08; 12.08