Unstrut-Hainich Rural District

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Landkreis Unstrut-Hainich
District
Coordinates: 51°11′16″N 10°33′10″E / 51.1878°N 10.5527°E / 51.1878; 10.5527Coordinates: 51°11′16″N 10°33′10″E / 51.1878°N 10.5527°E / 51.1878; 10.5527
Country  Germany
State Thuringia
Capital Mühlhausen
Area
 • Total 975 km2 (376 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 117,324
 • Density 120.33/km2 (311.66/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration UH

Unstrut-Hainich is a Landkreis (district) in the north of Thuringia, Germany.

History[change | change source]

The district was set up on July 1, 1994 by joining the two previous districts of Mühlhausen and Bad Langensalza.

Partnerships[change | change source]

The district has a partnership with the Wetteraukreis in Hesse dating back to the German reunification of 1990. The district also has a partnership with the Lithuanian districts of Ukmerge and Raseiniai.

Geography[change | change source]

The district is named after the river Unstrut and a hill chain, the Hainich. The Hainich became the 13th national park of Germany in 1997.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The coat of arms combines the symbols of the historical territories which make up the area of the district. In the topleft is the eagle of the city Mühlhausen, in the topright the lion as the symbol of the dukes of Thuringia. In the bottom left is the wheel of Mainz, and the deer antler in the bottom right is the symbol of the Principality of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Verwaltungsgemeinschaft-free towns and municipalities
  1. Bad Langensalza
  2. Mühlhausen
  1. Anrode
  2. Dünwald
  3. Großvargula
  4. Herbsleben
  5. Heyerode
  6. Katharinenberg
  7. Menteroda
  8. Unstruttal
  9. Weinbergen
Verwaltungsgemeinschaften
  1. Bad Tennstedt1, 2
  2. Ballhausen
  3. Blankenburg
  4. Bruchstedt
  5. Haussömmern
  6. Hornsömmern
  7. Kirchheilingen
  8. Klettstedt
  9. Kutzleben
  10. Mittelsömmern
  11. Sundhausen
  12. Tottleben
  13. Urleben
  1. Hildebrandshausen
  2. Lengenfeld unterm Stein1
  3. Rodeberg
  1. Altengottern
  2. Flarchheim
  3. Großengottern1
  4. Heroldishausen
  5. Mülverstedt
  6. Schönstedt
  7. Weberstedt
  1. Kammerforst
  2. Langula
  3. Niederdorla
  4. Oberdorla1
  5. Oppershausen
  1. Bothenheilingen
  2. Issersheilingen
  3. Kleinwelsbach
  4. Körner
  5. Marolterode
  6. Neunheilingen
  7. Obermehler
  8. Schlotheim1, 2
1seat of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft; 2town

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