Themar

municipality in Thuringia, Germany

Themar is a town in the district of Hildburghausen, in the south of Thuringia, Germany. It is situated on the river Werra, 11 km northwest of Hildburghausen, and 14 km southwest of Suhl.

Themar
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Themar
Location of Themar within Hildburghausen district
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Themar is located in Germany
Themar
Themar
Themar is located in Thuringia
Themar
Themar
Coordinates: 50°30′15″N 10°36′57″E / 50.50417°N 10.61583°E / 50.50417; 10.61583Coordinates: 50°30′15″N 10°36′57″E / 50.50417°N 10.61583°E / 50.50417; 10.61583
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictHildburghausen
Municipal assoc.Feldstein
Subdivisions3
Government
 • MayorHubert Böse (CDU)
Area
 • Total20.19 km2 (7.80 sq mi)
Elevation
330 m (1,080 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,771
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
98660
Dialling codes036873
Vehicle registrationHBN
Websitewww.themar.de

It was first named in 796 as Tagamari and today Themar consists out of the districts Wachenbrunn and Tachbach, with a population of about 2,900 inhabitants. The town church is the St Bartholomew's Church. The mayor of Themar since 2000 is Hubert Böse. [2]

Main sightsEdit

  • St Bartholomew's Church
  • St. John's Church
  • defensive wall
  • town hall
  • market place

Notable peopleEdit

SustainabilityEdit

In the last 5 years Themar has invested in sustainable energy production systems. A small local heat network was installed with a cogeneration unit of 15 kW electric and 30 kW thermal energy. Also photovoltaics (6 kWp) and a heat pump (20 kW) which is using the water and thermal energy from the river Werra have been established. These renovations were completed in March 2019. In total Themar is saving carbon dioxide emissions of 14,200 kg per year.

ReferencesEdit

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

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Themar at Wikimedia Commons