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Hersfeld-Rotenburg

district in Hesse, Germany

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

Hersfeld-Rotenburg
Hesse hef.png
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.

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