Ilm-Kreis

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Ilm-Kreis
Coat of arms of Ilm-Kreis
Coat of arms
Country Germany
StateThuringia
CapitalArnstadt
Government
 • District admin.Petra Enders (Ind.)
Area
 • Total805.11 km2 (310.85 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2016)[1]
 • Total109,167
 • Density140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationIK, ARN, IL
Websiteilm-kreis.de

Ilm-Kreis is a district in Thuringia, Germany.

History[change | change source]

In medieval times the territory was ruled by the counts of Henneberg and the princes of Schwarzburg, two local dynasties. While Ilmenau was ruled by Henneberg, Arnstadt belonged to Schwarzburg. When the Henneberg family became extinct in 1583, Ilmenau was acquired by Saxony. The principality of Schwarzburg was split up between family members into several tiny states. One of those states (Schwarzburg-Arnstadt) was based in Arnstadt; it was founded in 1574 and existed until 1716, when it became part of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen. It became part of Thuringia when the Freestate of Thuringia was founded in 1920.

The district was founded in 1920 (under the name Arnstadt); it was divided in 1952 into the districts of Arnstadt and Ilmenau, but joined together again in 1994.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The coat of arms displays:
  • the heraldic lion from the principality of Schwarzburg
  • the hen from the county of Henneberg
  • the eagle from the city arms of Arnstadt

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Verwaltungsgemeinschaft-free towns and municipalities
  1. Arnstadt
  2. Ilmenau
  3. Langewiesen
  4. Stadtilm
  1. Ichtershausen
  2. Ilmtal
  3. Wachsenburggemeinde
  4. Wipfratal
  5. Wolfsberg
Verwaltungsgemeinschaften

1. Geratal

  1. Angelroda
  2. Elgersburg
  3. Geraberg1
  4. Martinroda
  5. Neusiß

2. Großbreitenbach

  1. Altenfeld
  2. Böhlen
  3. Friedersdorf
  4. Gillersdorf
  5. Großbreitenbach1, 2
  6. Wildenspring

3. Langer Berg

  1. Gehren1, 2
  2. Herschdorf
  3. Möhrenbach
  4. Neustadt am Rennsteig
  5. Pennewitz

4. Oberes Geratal

  1. Frankenhain
  2. Gehlberg
  3. Geschwenda
  4. Gossel
  5. Gräfenroda1
  6. Liebenstein
  7. Plaue2

5. Rennsteig

  1. Frauenwald
  2. Schmiedefeld am Rennsteig1
  3. Stützerbach

6. Riechheimer Berg

  1. Alkersleben
  2. Bösleben-Wüllersleben
  3. Dornheim
  4. Elleben
  5. Elxleben
  6. Kirchheim1
  7. Osthausen-Wülfershausen
  8. Rockhausen
  9. Witzleben
1seat of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft;2town
All villages, municipalities and TOWNS in Ilm-Kreis

Other websites[change | change source]

  1. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, Gemeinschaftsfreie Gemeinde, erfüllende/beauftragende Gemeinden, Verwaltungsgemeinschaft/Mitgliedsgemeinden in Thüringen". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). January 2018.