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Bad Kissingen
Bavaria kg.png
Map of Bavaria highlighting the district of Bad Kissingen
State Bavaria
Adm. region Unterfranken
Region Main-Rhön
District seat Bad Kissingen
Area 1137 km²
Population 106,203 (2008-06-30)
Pop. density 93.41 /km²
Licence plate code KG
Web page landkreis-badkissingen.de

Bad Kissingen is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the northwest and clockwise) the district Main-Kinzig and Fulda in Hesse, and the districts of Rhön-Grabfeld, Schweinfurt and Main-Spessart.

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History

The district was established in 1972 by merging the former districts of Bad Kissingen, Bad Brückenau and Hammelburg.

Geography

The district is located in the southern portion of the Rhön Mountains. The Fränkische Saale river (an affluent of the Main) enters the district in the north and leaves to the southwest.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The coat of arms displays:
  • top: three icons symbolising the three spas of the district
  • left: the eagle as well as the red and white pattern are from the arms of the county of Henneberg, which ruled the territory in the Middle Ages
  • right: the cross from the arms of Fulda

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bad Brückenau
  2. Bad Kissingen
  3. Hammelburg
  1. Aura an der Saale
  2. Bad Bocklet
  3. Burkardroth
  4. Elfershausen
  5. Euerdorf
  6. Fuchsstadt
  7. Geroda
  8. Maßbach
  9. Motten
  10. Münnerstadt
  11. Nüdlingen
  1. Oberleichtersbach
  2. Oberthulba
  3. Oerlenbach
  4. Ramsthal
  5. Rannungen
  6. Riedenberg
  7. Schondra
  8. Sulzthal
  9. Thundorf
  10. Wartmannsroth
  11. Wildflecken
  12. Zeitlofs

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Coordinates: 50°15′N 10°00′E / 50.25°N 10.00°E / 50.25; 10.00

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