Saale-Orla Rural District

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Saale-Orla-Kreis
District
Coordinates: 50°35′N 11°45′E / 50.583°N 11.75°E / 50.583; 11.75Coordinates: 50°35′N 11°45′E / 50.583°N 11.75°E / 50.583; 11.75
Country  Germany
State Thuringia
Capital Schleiz
Area
 • Total 1,148 km2 (443 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 96,607
 • Density 84.15/km2 (217.95/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration SOK

Saale-Orla is a landkreis (rural district) in the east of Thuringia, Germany.

History[change | edit source]

The district was created in 1994 by joining the old districts of Lobenstein, Pößneck and Schleiz.

Coat of arms[change | edit source]

Coat of arms The two lions in the top of the coat of arms represent the historic states which covered the area in the past. In the left is the lion with crown of the Reuß family, while the lion to the right is the symbol of the margravate of Meißen. The two wavy lines in the bottom symbolize the two rivers of the district, Saale and Orla.

Towns and municipalities[change | edit source]

Verwaltungsgemeinschaft-free towns and municipalities
  1. Bad Lobenstein
  2. Gefell
  3. Hirschberg
  4. Neustadt an der Orla
  5. Pößneck
  6. Saalburg-Ebersdorf
  7. Schleiz
  8. Tanna
  9. Wurzbach
  1. Breitenhain
  2. Burgk
  3. Kospoda
  4. Krölpa
  5. Linda bei Neustadt an der Orla
  6. Remptendorf
  7. Stanau
Verwaltungsgemeinschaften

1. Oppurg

  1. Bodelwitz
  2. Döbritz
  3. Gertewitz
  4. Grobengereuth
  5. Langenorla
  6. Lausnitz
  7. Nimritz
  8. Oberoppurg
  9. Oppurg1
  10. Quaschwitz
  11. Solkwitz
  12. Weira
  13. Wernburg

2. Ranis-Ziegenrück

  1. Crispendorf
  2. Eßbach
  3. Gössitz
  4. Keila
  5. Moxa
  6. Paska
  7. Peuschen
  8. Ranis1, 2
  9. Schmorda
  10. Schöndorf
  11. Seisla
  12. Wilhelmsdorf
  13. Ziegenrück2

3. Saale-Rennsteig

  1. Birkenhügel
  2. Blankenberg
  3. Blankenstein2
  4. Harra
  5. Neundorf bei Lobenstein
  6. Pottiga
  7. Schlegel

4. Seenplatte

  1. Bucha
  2. Chursdorf
  3. Dittersdorf
  4. Dragensdorf
  5. Dreba
  6. Görkwitz
  7. Göschitz
  8. Kirschkau
  9. Knau
  10. Löhma
  11. Moßbach
  12. Neundorf bei Schleiz
  13. Oettersdorf1
  14. Plothen
  15. Pörmitz
  16. Tegau
  17. Volkmannsdorf

5. Triptis

  1. Dreitzsch
  2. Geroda
  3. Lemnitz
  4. Miesitz
  5. Mittelpöllnitz
  6. Pillingsdorf
  7. Rosendorf
  8. Schmieritz
  9. Tömmelsdorf
  10. Triptis1, 2
1seat of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft;2town

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