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Wunsiedel
Bavaria wun.png
Map of Bavaria highlighting the district of Wunsiedel
State Bavaria
Adm. region Oberfranken
Region Oberfranken-Ost
District seat Wunsiedel
Area 606.40 km²
Population 83,899 (2003)
Pop. density 138 /km²
Licence plate code WUN
Web page landkreis-wunsiedel.de

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 river Ohře (German: Eger) originates in the district.

History

In the Bavarian communal reforms of 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. Hohenberg an der Eger¹
  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. Bad Alexandersbad(1,240)
    2. Nagel (1,970)
    3. Tröstau (2,634)
  1. Röslau

External links

Coordinates: 50°05′N 12°05′E / 50.08°N 12.08°E / 50.08; 12.08


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