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Hof (district)

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Hof
Statistics
State:Bavaria
Capital:Hof
Adm. Region:Oberfranken
Area:893 km²
Inhabitants:109,000 (2000)
pop. density:96 inh./km²
Car identification:BT
Homepage:landkreis-hof.de (http://www.landkreis-hof.de)
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Map of Bavaria highlighting the district Hof

Hof is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the south and clockwise) the districts of Wunsiedel, Bayreuth, Kulmbach and Kronach, the states of Thuringia (district of Saale-Orla) and Saxony (district of Vogtlandkreis), and the Czech Republic. The city of Hof is enclosed by, but not belonging to the district; it is nonetheless the district's administrative seat.

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History

Following a short regency by Kingdom of Prussia (1791-1810) the region fell to Bavaria in 1810. The district was established in 1852 and has undergone slight changes only.

Geography

The Saxon Saale river originates in the south of the district, on the slopes of the Fichtelgebirge. From here it runs northwards, its valley separating the Fichtelgebirge in the east and the lower Frankenwald hills in the west.

Coat of arms

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Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays two lions. They are from the arms of the counties of Weida and Nuremberg, who subsequently ruled over the region in the early Middle Ages.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Helmbrechts
  2. Lichtenberg (Bavaria)
  3. Münchberg
  4. Naila
  5. Rehau
  6. Schauenstein
  7. Schwarzenbach (Saale)
  8. Schwarzenbach (Wald)
  9. Selbitz
  1. Bad Steben
  2. Berg
  3. Döhlau
  4. Feilitzsch
  5. Gattendorf
  6. Geroldsgrün
  7. Issigau

  1. Köditz
  2. Konradsreuth
  3. Leupoldsgrün
  4. Oberkotzau
  5. Regnitzlosau
  6. Sparneck
  7. Töpen
  8. Trogen
  9. Weißdorf

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