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Gotha Rural District

district in Thuringia, Germany

Gotha is a Kreis (rural district) in the middle of Thuringia, Germany.

Landkreis Gotha
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Country Germany
 • Total936 km2 (361 sq mi)
 • Total146,632
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationGTH


The district was made on October 1, 1922, when the newly created state of Thuringia was divided into 15 rural districts (German: Landkreise) and 9 district free cities (German: Stadtkreise).


Since 1990 the district has had a partnership with Main-Kinzig Rural District in Hesse, Germany.

Coat of armsEdit

  The coat of arms shows the castle of Friedenstein in the top, the biggest baroque building in the city of Gotha. The wavy line below symbolizes the Leina canal, which was built between 1366 and 1369 from Schönau to Gotha, to bring water into the city. The star in bottom was the symbol of the Duchy of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg.

The coat of arms was granted June 28, 1991.

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