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Greiz (district)

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Template:Infobox German district noregbez Greiz is a Kreis (district) in the east of Thuringia, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the west clockwise) Saale-Holzland, Saale-Orla, district-free city Gera, the Burgenlandkreis in Saxony-Anhalt, Altenburger Land, and the two Saxonian districts Zwickauer Land and Vogtlandkreis.

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History

Historically the area of the district was part of the Vogtland, named after the title Vogt given to the local rulers in the 13th century. Only two lines of the Reuß family survived from that time, with one principality based in Greiz, and the other in Gera and Schleiz. In 1919 both were merged into the Volksstaat Reuß, which then became part of Thuringia in 1920.

The district in its current form was created on July 1, 1994, when the districts Gera-Land, Zeulenroda and the previous district Greiz were merged.

Geography

In the south of the district are the mountains of the Thuringian Slate Mountains (Thüringer Schiefergebirge) and the Ore Mountains, with the river valley of the Weiße Elster going through the district from south to north.

Coat of arms

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Coat of arms

Both the lion as well as the crane in the top part of the coat of arms derive from the coat of arms of the Reuß families and their principalities. In the bottom is a part of the coat of arms of Saxony, as a small part of the district belonged to the Duchies of Sachsen.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Verwaltungsgemeinschaften Free municipalities
  1. Auma¹
  2. Bad Köstritz
  3. Berga/Elster
  4. Greiz
  5. Hohenleuben¹
  6. Münchenbernsdorf¹
  7. Ronneburg
  8. Triebes
  9. Weida
  10. Zeulenroda

¹ inside a Verwaltungsgemeinschaft

  1. Am Brahmetal
  2. Auma-Weidatal
  3. Ländereck
  4. Leubatal
  5. Münchenbernsdorf
  1. Harth-Pöllnitz
  2. Kraftsdorf
  3. Langenwetzendorf
  4. Mohlsdorf
  5. Teichwolframsdorf
  6. Vogtländisches Oberland
  7. Wünschendorf/Elster

External links

Template:Germany districts thuringiade:Landkreis Greiz

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