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Gersfeld is a town in the district of Fulda, in Hesse, Germany. It is situated on the Fulda River, in the Rhön Mountains, 20 km (12.43 mi) southeast of Fulda. It belonged to the abbey-principality of Fulda before secularisation in 1803. It then belonged to the Principality of Nassau-Orange-Fulda between 1803 and 1806, to France between 1806 and 1810, and then later to the Grand Duchy of Frankfurt between 1810 and 1813. After the Battle of Leipzig, it was occupied by the Allied troops of the Sixth Coalition between 1813 and 1815. After that, it was ceded to the Kingdom of Bavaria in 1815. During the Austro-Prussian War, it was occupied by Prussia before its annexation in the newly established Hesse Nassau province. It was finally incorporated in the state of Hesse in 1945.

Gersfeld
Gersfeld
Gersfeld
Coat of arms of Gersfeld
Coat of arms
Location of Gersfeld within Fulda district
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Gersfeld is located in Germany
Gersfeld
Gersfeld
Gersfeld is located in Hesse
Gersfeld
Gersfeld
Coordinates: 50°27′N 09°55′E / 50.450°N 9.917°E / 50.450; 9.917Coordinates: 50°27′N 09°55′E / 50.450°N 9.917°E / 50.450; 9.917
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionKassel
DistrictFulda
Government
 • MayorSteffen Korell (CDU)
Area
 • Total89.37 km2 (34.51 sq mi)
Elevation
371 - 950 m (−2,746 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,458
 • Density61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
36129
Dialling codes06654, 06656
Vehicle registrationFD
Websitewww.gersfeld.de
Baroque castle
Clinic in castle park
Castle park

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand am 31.12.2018". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). July 2019.