|• Mayor||Hans Giller|
|• Total||59.52 km2 (22.98 sq mi)|
|Elevation||363 m (1,191 ft)|
|• Density||47/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Near Meinhard-Frieda, the Frieda empties into the Werra. After heavy rainfall, it can swell into a fast-running river that can wash the bank of the Werra away. On the bank facing Meinhard-Jestädt, the Wehre empties into the Werra.
Meinhard borders in the northeast and the east on the communities of Volkerode, Pfaffschwende, Kella and Geismar (all four in Thuringia’s Eichsfeld district), in the southeast on the town of Wanfried, in the south and west on the town of Eschwege and in the northwest on the town of Bad Sooden-Allendorf (all three in the Werra-Meißner-Kreis).
The municipal election held on 26 March 2006 yielded the following results:
|Parties and voter communities||%
|CDU||Christian Democratic Union of Germany||18.5||6||16.7||5|
|SPD||Social Democratic Party of Germany||58.2||18||60.6||19|
|Voter turnout in %||62.1||64.3|
Mayor Hans Giller (SPD) was reelected on 2 December 2007 with 89.1% of the vote. He had no opponents. Voter turnout was 39.0%.
Culture and sightseeing
- Ruins of Schwebda Castle (moated)
Economy and infrastructure
- Friedrich Rudolf Ernst Freiherr von Feilitzsch (b. 14 July 1858 in Jestädt; d. 23 January 1942 in Bückeburg), politician in the Principality of Schaumburg-Lippe and its first Prime Minister.
- Heinz Fromm (b. 10 July 1948 in Meinhard-Frieda) has been since June 2000 President of the Federal Office for Constitutional Protection