Main-Spessart

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Main-Spessart
Flag of Main-Spessart
Coat of arms of Main-Spessart
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Adm. regionLower Franconia
CapitalKarlstadt am Main
Area
 • Total1,322 km2 (510 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2021)[1]
 • Total126,105
 • Density95/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationMSP
Websitehttp://www.main-spessart.de

Main-Spessart is a Landkreis (district) in the northwest of Bavaria, Germany. It is located in Lower Franconia and derives its name from the river Main and the wooded hills of the Spessart.

Geography[edit]

The district is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Bad Kissingen, Schweinfurt and Würzburg, the state of Baden-Württemberg (district of Main-Tauber), the districts of Miltenberg and Aschaffenburg, and the state of Hesse (district of Main-Kinzig).

The river Main forms a large horse-shoe bend in the district, entering in the southeast near Thüngersheim and leaving to the southwest near Hasloch. In the north it is joined by the Franconian Saale river at Gemünden. The Spessart hills cover most of the area of the district west and north of the Main. To the northeast, the district borders on the Rhön hills.

History[edit]

The district was established in 1972 by merging the former districts of Gemünden, Karlstadt, Lohr and Marktheidenfeld. Although Lohr is the largest town, the seat of the administration is located in Karlstadt.

Politics[edit]

Economy[edit]

In 2017 (latest data available) the GDP per inhabitant was €36,264. This places the district 44th out of 96 districts (rural and urban) in Bavaria (overall average: €46,698).[2]

Coat of arms[edit]

The coat of arms displays:

  • a wheel symbolising the clerical state of Mainz
  • the arms of the bishopric of Würzburg
  • an oak leaf representing the forests of the area
  • a bunch of grapes symbolising viticulture
  • a wavy line representing the river Main

Towns and municipalities[edit]

HesseBaden-WürttembergWürzburgAschaffenburg (district)Miltenberg (district)Bad Kissingen (district)Kitzingen (district)Würzburg (district)Forst LohrerstraßeRechtenbachEsselbachRuppertshüttener ForstRuppertshüttener ForstPartensteiner ForstPartensteiner ForstLangenprozeltener ForstHerrnwaldHaurainHafenlohrFürstlich Löwensteinscher ParkFrammersbacher ForstFrammersbacher ForstFrammersbacher ForstForst AuraForst AuraBurgjoß (unincorporated area)Burgjoß (unincorporated area)SchollbrunnBischbrunnThüngenPartensteinMittelsinnHaslochNeuhüttenRechtenbachRechtenbachHafenlohrHafenlohrLohr am MainLohr am MainZellingenWiesthalUrspringenRothenfelsRodenRieneckRetzstadtObersinnObersinnObersinnNeustadt am MainNeuendorfMarktheidenfeldTriefensteinKreuzwertheimKarsbachKarlstadt am MainKarbachHimmelstadtGräfendorfGössenheimGemünden am MainFrammersbachFrammersbachFellenEußenheimErlenbach bei MarktheidenfeldBirkenfeldAura im SinngrundAura im SinngrundArnsteinBurgsinnSteinfeldSchweinfurt (district)
Clickable map of towns and municipalities in the district
Towns Municipalities
  1. Arnstein
  2. Gemünden am Main
  3. Karlstadt am Main
  4. Lohr
  5. Marktheidenfeld
  6. Rieneck
  7. Rothenfels
  1. Aura im Sinngrund
  2. Birkenfeld
  3. Bischbrunn
  4. Burgsinn
  5. Erlenbach bei Marktheidenfeld
  6. Esselbach
  7. Eußenheim
  8. Fellen
  9. Frammersbach
  10. Gössenheim
  11. Gräfendorf
  12. Hafenlohr
  13. Hasloch
  14. Himmelstadt
  15. Karbach
  16. Karsbach
  1. Kreuzwertheim
  2. Mittelsinn
  3. Neuendorf
  4. Neuhütten
  5. Neustadt am Main
  6. Obersinn
  7. Partenstein
  8. Rechtenbach
  9. Retzstadt
  10. Roden
  11. Schollbrunn
  12. Steinfeld
  13. Thüngen
  14. Triefenstein
  15. Urspringen
  16. Wiesthal
  17. Zellingen

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tabelle 12411-003r Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes: Gemeinden, Stichtag" (in German). Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik. June 2022.
  2. ^ "VGR der Länder, Kreisergebnisse für Deutschland - Bruttoinlandsprodukt, Bruttowertschöpfung in den kreisfreien Städten und Landkreisen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 2000 bis 2017 (German)". Statistische Ämter der Länder und des Bundes. Retrieved 4 February 2020.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 49°55′N 9°45′E / 49.92°N 9.75°E / 49.92; 9.75