Donnersbergkreis

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
Flag of Donnersbergkreis
Flag
Coat of arms of Donnersbergkreis
Coat of arms
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
CapitalKirchheimbolanden
Area
 • Total645.46 km2 (249.21 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2019)[1]
 • Total75,325
 • 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

Verbandsgemeinden
  1. Eisenberg1, 2
  2. Kerzenheim
  3. Ramsen
  1. Albisheim
  2. Biedesheim
  3. Bubenheim
  4. Dreisen
  5. Einselthum
  6. Göllheim1
  7. Immesheim
  8. Lautersheim
  9. Ottersheim
  10. Rüssingen
  11. Standenbühl
  12. Weitersweiler
  13. Zellertal
  1. Bennhausen
  2. Bischheim
  3. Bolanden
  4. Dannenfels
  5. Gauersheim
  6. Ilbesheim
  7. Jakobsweiler
  8. Kirchheimbolanden1, 2
  9. Kriegsfeld
  10. Marnheim
  11. Mörsfeld
  12. Morschheim
  13. Oberwiesen
  14. Orbis
  15. Rittersheim
  16. Stetten
  1. Alsenz
  2. Bayerfeld-Steckweiler
  3. Bisterschied
  4. Dielkirchen
  5. Dörrmoschel
  6. Finkenbach-Gersweiler
  7. Gaugrehweiler
  8. Gehrweiler
  9. Gerbach
  10. Gundersweiler
  11. Imsweiler
  12. Kalkofen
  13. Katzenbach
  14. Mannweiler-Cölln
  15. Münsterappel
  16. Niederhausen an der Appel
  17. Niedermoschel
  18. Oberhausen an der Appel
  1. Obermoschel2
  2. Oberndorf
  3. Ransweiler
  4. Rathskirchen
  5. Reichsthal
  6. Rockenhausen1, 2
  7. Ruppertsecken
  8. Sankt Alban
  9. Schiersfeld
  10. Schönborn
  11. Seelen
  12. Sitters
  13. Stahlberg
  14. Teschenmoschel
  15. Unkenbach
  16. Waldgrehweiler
  17. Winterborn
  18. Würzweiler
  1. Börrstadt
  2. Breunigweiler
  3. Falkenstein
  4. Gonbach
  5. Höringen
  6. Imsbach
  7. Lohnsfeld
  8. Münchweiler an der Alsenz
  9. Schweisweiler
  10. Sippersfeld
  11. Steinbach am Donnersberg
  12. Wartenberg-Rohrbach
  13. Winnweiler1
1seat of the Verbandsgemeinde; 2town

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2019, Kreise, Gemeinden, Verbandsgemeinden". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2020.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 49°38′N 7°55′E / 49.633°N 7.917°E / 49.633; 7.917