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The Donnersbergkreis is a district (Kreis) in the middle of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Neighboring districts are Bad Kreuznach, Alzey-Worms, Bad Dürkheim, Kaiserslautern, Kusel.

Donnersbergkreis
Coat of arms of Donnersbergkreis
Coat of arms
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
CapitalKirchheimbolanden
Area
 • Total645.46 km2 (249.21 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2018)[1]
 • Total75,101
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationKIB
Websitedonnersberg.de

HistoryEdit

The district was created in 1969 by merging the districts Kirchheimbolanden and Rockenhausen.

GeographyEdit

The district is located around the highest mountain of the Palatinate, the Donnersberg with 687 m above sea level.

Coat of armsEdit

  Both of the districts merged into the Donnersbergkreis had a wheel in their coat of arms, which are now also shown in the coat of arms of the new district. On the left is the red wheel of the Lords of Bolanden, taken from the Kirchheim coat of arms. The blue wheel on the right is the wheel of the Lords of Falkenstein, taken from the Rockenhausen coat of arms. The green field on the bottom with the peak symbolizes the Donnersberg, the highest elevation in the district, and the sun the importance of the sunny plains for viticulture.

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2018 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2019.

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