Fulda (district)

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Fulda
Flag of Fulda
Coat of arms of Fulda
Hesse fd.png
Coordinates: Coordinates: 50°30′N 9°40′E / 50.5°N 9.67°E / 50.5; 9.67
CountryGermany
StateHesse
CapitalFulda
Area
 • Total1,380.39 km2 (532.97 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2021)[1]
 • Total223,572
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationFD
Websitehttp://www.landkreis-fulda.de

Fulda (IPA: [ˈfʊlda]) is a Kreis (district) in the north-east of Hesse, Germany.

History[change | change source]

The district was created in 1821, when the duchy of Stift Fulda became a province of Hesse, and was split into four districts. The last change to the district was in 1975, when the Hünfeld district was added to the district.

Stiffoller[change | change source]

Arround 1717-1804, People from Stift Fulda went to Hungary, and settled especially in the Komitat Baranya. This subgroup of the Danube Swabians are called Stiffoller,[2] There is also a street named the Stiffollerweg in Petersberg near Fulda[3]

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The left side of the coat of arms shows a black cross, the sign of the monastery of Fulda. The lion on the right side is taken from the Hesse coat of arms, symbolizing that the district was part of Hesse 18211866, and again after 1945. The coat of arms was granted in 1936.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Fulda
  2. Gersfeld
  3. Hünfeld
  4. Tann (Rhön)
  1. Bad Salzschlirf
  2. Burghaun
  3. Dipperz
  4. Ebersburg
  5. Ehrenberg
  6. Eichenzell
  7. Eiterfeld
  8. Flieden
  9. Großenlüder
  10. Hilders
  1. Hofbieber
  2. Hosenfeld
  3. Kalbach
  4. Künzell
  5. Neuhof
  6. Nüsttal
  7. Petersberg
  8. Poppenhausen
  9. Rasdorf

References[change | change source]

  1. "Die Bevölkerung der hessischen Gemeinden am 31. Dezember 2021" (PDF) (in German). Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt. June 2022.
  2. https://www.worldcat.org/title/ihr-herz-schlagt-im-suden-1-stifoller-kolonisten-in-der-tolnau-und-branauungarn-1717-1804-so-konnte-es-gewesen-sein/oclc/311888384
  3. https://www.meinestadt.de/petersberg-fulda/stadtplan/strasse/stiffollerweg

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