Nordhausen (district)

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Landkreis Nordhausen
Coat of arms of Landkreis Nordhausen
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Coordinates: Coordinates: 51°30′N 10°45′E / 51.5°N 10.75°E / 51.5; 10.75
 • Total711 km2 (275 sq mi)
 (31 December 2020)[1]
 • Total82,456
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationNDH

Nordhausen is the northernmeost Landkreis (rural district) of Thuringia, Germany.

History[change | change source]

The district was created in 1815, when the Prussian province Saxony was created. There were many changes to the boundaries up to 1952, when some municipalities were brought into the district and others left.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The checkered red-silver part of the coat of arms is derived from the coat of arms of the County of Hohenstein, the historical territory the district belonged to. The tree trunk symbolizes the destruction of the city Nordhausen during World War II, with the new branch growing into the golden area symbolizing the reconstruction of the city and the bright future.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Verwaltungsgemeinschaft-free towns and municipalities
  1. Bleicherode
  2. Ellrich
  3. Nordhausen
  1. Etzelsrode
  2. Friedrichsthal
  3. Hohenstein
  4. Kehmstedt
  5. Kleinbodungen
  6. Kraja
  7. Lipprechterode
  8. Niedergebra
  9. Rehungen
  10. Sollstedt
  11. Werther

1. Goldene Aue

  1. Auleben
  2. Görsbach
  3. Hamma
  4. Heringen1, 2
  5. Urbach
  6. Uthleben
  7. Windehausen

2. Hainleite

  1. Großlohra
  2. Hainrode
  3. Kleinfurra
  4. Nohra
  5. Wipperdorf
  6. Wolkramshausen1

3. Hohnstein/Südharz

  1. Buchholz
  2. Harzungen
  3. Herrmannsacker
  4. Ilfeld1
  5. Neustadt/Harz
  6. Niedersachswerfen
1seat of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft;2town

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften in Thüringen Gebietsstand: 31.12.2020". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). June 2021.

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