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Flag of Hochsauerlandkreis
Coat of arms of Hochsauerlandkreis
North rhine w hsk.png
Coordinates: Coordinates: 51°15′N 8°20′E / 51.25°N 8.33°E / 51.25; 8.33
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. regionArnsberg
 • Total1,958.708 km2 (756.261 sq mi)
 (31 December 2021)[1]
 • Total258,615
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationHSK

Hochsauerland is a Landkreis (rural district, or county) in the east of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

History[change | change source]

The district was established in 1975 in the reorganization of the districts in North Rhine-Westphalia by joining the old districts Arnsberg, Brilon and Meschede.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms of Hochsauerland The coat of arms is the same as the old district of Arnsberg. It shows the eagle as the symbol of the earls of Arnsberg. When their county lost independence in 1368 it fell to the bishops of Cologne, so the eagle also has the Cologne cross.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Arnsberg
  2. Brilon
  3. Hallenberg
  4. Marsberg
  5. Medebach
  1. Meschede
  2. Olsberg
  3. Schmallenberg
  4. Sundern
  5. Winterberg
  1. Bestwig
  2. Eslohe

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2021" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 20 June 2022.

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