Hersfeld-Rotenburg Rural District

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Hersfeld-Rotenburg
District
Coordinates: 50°55′N 9°45′E / 50.917°N 9.75°E / 50.917; 9.75Coordinates: 50°55′N 9°45′E / 50.917°N 9.75°E / 50.917; 9.75
Country  Germany
State Hesse
Adm. region Kassel
Capital Bad Hersfeld
Area
 • Total 1,097.08 km2 (423.58 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 129,578
 • Density 118.1117/km2 (305.9079/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration HEF

Hersfeld-Rotenburg is a Kreis (district) in the east of Hesse, Germany.

History[change | edit source]

In 1821 districts were created in Hesse, including the districts Hersfeld and Rotenburg, which stayed nearly unchanged after Hesse-Kassel was taken over by Prussia. In 1972 both districts were joined into one.

Coat of arms[change | edit source]

Coat of arms The coat of arms is a combination of the two coat of arms of the precursor districts. The cross in the left half is taken from the old arms of the Hersfeld abbey; the linden branch is taken from the city arms of Rotenburg.

Towns and municipalities[change | edit source]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bad Hersfeld
  2. Bebra
  3. Heringen
  4. Rotenburg an der Fulda
  1. Alheim
  2. Breitenbach am Herzberg
  3. Cornberg
  4. Friedewald
  5. Hauneck
  6. Haunetal
  7. Hohenroda
  8. Kirchheim
  1. Ludwigsau
  2. Nentershausen
  3. Neuenstein
  4. Niederaula
  5. Philippsthal (Werra)
  6. Ronshausen
  7. Schenklengsfeld
  8. Wildeck

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