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Wunsiedel (district)

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Wunsiedel
Statistics
State:Bavaria
Capital:Wunsiedel
Adm. Region:Oberfranken
Area:606.40 km²
Inhabitants:83,899 (2003)
pop. density:138 inh./km²
Car identification:WUN
Homepage:landkreis-wunsiedel.de (http://www.landkreis-wunsiedel.de)
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Map of Bavaria highlighting the district Wunsiedel

Wunsiedel is a Kreis (district) in the northeastern part of Bavaria, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise) Tirschenreuth, Bayreuth, Hof, and to the west the Czech Karlovy Vary Region.

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Geography

The district is located in the mountains of the Fichtelgebirge, with the highest elevation the 1051 m high Schneeberg. The rivers Ohre (German: Eger) originates in the district.

History

In 1972 the district was merged with the previously district-free cities Marktredwitz and Selb, as well as parts of the dissolved district Rehau.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms shows an eagle in the bottom left as the symbol of the city Marktredwitz, and a deer antler to the right as the symbol of the city Selb. In the top are the black-and-white symbol of the Zollern dynasty. The coat of arms was granted in 1974.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Verwaltungsgemeinschaften free municipalities
  1. Arzberg
  2. Hohenberg¹
  3. Kirchenlamitz
  4. Marktleuthen
  5. Marktredwitz
  6. Schönwald
  7. Selb
  8. Weißenstadt
  9. Wunsiedel

¹ administrated inside a
Verwaltungsgemeinschaft

  1. Schirnding
  2. Thiersheim
  3. Tröstau
  1. Röslau

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