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Haßberge
Bavaria has.png
Map of Bavaria highlighting the district of Haßberge
State Bavaria
Adm. region Unterfranken
Region Main-Rhön
District seat Haßfurt
Area 956 km²
Population 86,322 (2008-06-30)
Pop. density 90.29 /km²
Licence plate code HAS
Web page landkreis-hassberge.de

Haßberge is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the northeast and clockwise) the districts of Coburg, Bamberg, Schweinfurt and Rhön-Grabfeld, and by the state of Thuringia (district of Hildburghausen).

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History

The district was established in 1972 by merging the districts of Haßfurt, Ebern and Hofheim.

Geography

The district is named after the Haßberge hill chain, which is located south of the Thuringian border. It is an eastern extension of the Rhön mountains and densely forested. South of the hills the Main river crosses the district from east to west. South of the river there is the Steigerwald forest, whose northern parts belong to the district. Both the Haßberge hills and the Steigerwald are nature parks.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The three jags are from the arms of Würzburg; the lion symbolises the city of Bamberg. These two bishoprics owned most of the region in medieval times. Below there is a motive from the Saxon coat of arms, since the city of Königsberg once belonged to Saxe-Coburg and did not become a part of Bavaria before 1920.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Ebern
  2. Eltmann
  3. Haßfurt
  4. Hofheim
  5. Königsberg
  6. Zeil am Main
  1. Aidhausen
  2. Breitbrunn
  3. Bundorf
  4. Burgpreppach
  5. Ebelsbach
  6. Ermershausen
  7. Gädheim
  8. Kirchlauter
  9. Knetzgau
  10. Maroldsweisach
  1. Oberaurach
  2. Pfarrweisach
  3. Rauhenebrach
  4. Rentweinsdorf
  5. Riedbach
  6. Sand am Main
  7. Stettfeld
  8. Theres
  9. Untermerzbach
  10. Wonfurt

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Coordinates: 50°05′N 10°40′E / 50.08°N 10.67°E / 50.08; 10.67









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