Hersfeld-Rotenburg

district in Hesse, Germany

Hersfeld-Rotenburg is a Kreis (district) in the east of Hesse, Germany.

Hersfeld-Rotenburg
Coat of arms of Hersfeld-Rotenburg
Coat of arms
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Country Germany
StateHesse
Adm. regionKassel
CapitalBad Hersfeld
Area
 • Total1,097.08 km2 (423.58 sq mi)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total129,578
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationHEF
Websitehttp://www.hef-rof.de

HistoryEdit

In 1821 districts were created in Hesse, including the districts Hersfeld and Rotenburg, which stayed nearly unchanged after Hesse-Kassel was taken over by Prussia. In 1972 both districts were joined into one.

Coat of armsEdit

  The coat of arms is a combination of the two coat of arms of the precursor districts. The cross in the left half is taken from the old arms of the Hersfeld abbey; the linden branch is taken from the city arms of Rotenburg.

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bad Hersfeld
  2. Bebra
  3. Heringen
  4. Rotenburg an der Fulda
  1. Alheim
  2. Breitenbach am Herzberg
  3. Cornberg
  4. Friedewald
  5. Hauneck
  6. Haunetal
  7. Hohenroda
  8. Kirchheim
  1. Ludwigsau
  2. Nentershausen
  3. Neuenstein
  4. Niederaula
  5. Philippsthal (Werra)
  6. Ronshausen
  7. Schenklengsfeld
  8. Wildeck

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