|• Total||719.54 km2 (277.82 sq mi)|
(31 December 2021)
|• Density||380/km2 (980/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
History[change | change source]
The district was created in 1938. Two old districts, Bensheim and Heppenheim, joined and became Bergstraße.
Geography[change | change source]
The district is in the Odenwald mountains. Melibokus as the highest elevation at 517 meters. The Bergstraße is a tourist route which from Darmstadt to Wiesloch. The northern part of this route goes through the district and gave it its name.
Coat of arms[change | change source]
|The coat of arms is split into four quarters. In the top-left it shows the Starkenburg castle, which is one of the main castles in the district. The flower in the top-right stands for the flower-richness in spring. The cross in the bottom-left derives from the coat of arms of the imperial abbey of Lorsch, and the red and white striped lion in the bottom-right is the sign of Hesse.|
Towns and municipalities[change | change source]
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official website (German)
- "Die Bevölkerung der hessischen Gemeinden am 31. Dezember 2021" (PDF) (in German). Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt. June 2022.