List of towns and municipalities in Thuringia
This is a list of the towns, cities and municipalities in Thuringia in Germany. The German federal state of Thuringia consists of a total of
- 913 politically independent cities, towns and municipalities (as at: 1 December 2011).
These are divided as follows:
- 126 towns and cities, of which
- 6 are independent towns or cities (kreisfreie Städte) (including the state capital of Erfurt),
- 5 are large county towns,
- 78 are independent towns (they discharge all municipal functions themselves – 24 towns are fulfilling municipalities (erfüllende Gemeinden),
- 37 are special towns, which are part of municipal authorities (Verwaltungsgemeinschaften),
- 787 municipalities, of which
- 72 are independent municipalities (they discharge all municipal functions themselves – 12 are fulfilling municipalities),
- 715 are special municipalities.
A feature of Thuringian government are the "fulfilling municipalities" (erfüllende Gemeinden). 36 towns and villages that do not belong to a municipal association are fulfilling municipalities for another 100 municipalities.
Independent towns and cities (Kreisfreie Städte)
Large county towns
Towns and municipalities
All politically independent towns and municipalities in Thuringia (towns are shown in bold):