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Hohenlohe
Baden wuerttemberg kuen.png
Map of Baden-Württemberg highlighting the district of Hohenlohe
State Baden-Württemberg
Adm. region Stuttgart
Region Stuttgart
District seat Künzelsau
Area 776.68 km²
Population 109,389 (2002)
Pop. density 141 /km²
Licence plate code KÜN
Web page http://www.hohenlohekreis.de

The Hohenlohekreis is a district (Kreis) in the north of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Neckar-Odenwald, Main-Tauber, Schwäbisch Hall and Heilbronn.

Künzelsau is the administration centre of the district.

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Industry & Companies

History

The district was created in 1973 by merging the previous districts Öhringen and Künzelsau. It was named after the family of Hohenlohe, who once had ruled most of the area, until 1806 when they lost their independence as this area became part of the kingdom of Württemberg.

Geography

The two main rivers of the districts are the Kocher and Jagst, both affluents to the Neckar. The highest elevation of the district with 523 m is the Mühlberg near Waldenburg.

Partnerships

Since 1990 the district has a partnership with the County Limerick in the Republic of Ireland. In the same year it also started a friendship with the district Großenhain (now Riesa-Großenhain) in the Free State of Saxony, helping to build the administration according to West German standards.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The coat of arms in its top part shows two lions, which is the symbol of the family of Hohenlohe, who once had ruled most of the area. The wheel in bottom is the symbol of the clerical state of Mainz, which also had some possessions around Krautheim.

Towns and municipalities

Cities Administrative districts Towns
  1. Forchtenberg
  2. Ingelfingen
  3. Krautheim
  4. Künzelsau
  5. Neuenstein
  6. Niedernhall
  7. Öhringen
  8. Waldenburg
  1. Hohenloher Ebene
  2. Krautheim
  3. Künzelsau
  4. Kochertal
  5. Öhringen
  1. Bretzfeld
  2. Dörzbach
  3. Kupferzell
  4. Mulfingen
  5. Pfedelbach
  6. Schöntal
  7. Weißbach
  8. Zweiflingen

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Coordinates: 49°16′N 9°37′E / 49.27°N 9.62°E / 49.27; 9.62

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