Hohenlohe (district)

The Hohenlohe (German: Hohenlohekreis [hoːənˈloːəkʁaɪs]) is a Landkreis (district) in the north of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Neckar-Odenwald, Main-Tauber, Schwäbisch Hall and Heilbronn.

Hohenlohe
Flag of Hohenlohe
Coat of arms of Hohenlohe
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Adm. regionStuttgart
CapitalKünzelsau
Area
 • Total776.75 km2 (299.90 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2021)[1]
 • Total113,318
 • Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationKÜN, ÖHR
Websitewww.hohenlohekreis.de

Künzelsau is the administrative centre of the district.

Industry and companiesEdit

The Hohenlohekreis is host to many internationally active companies in the screws and ventilation industries.

HistoryEdit

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

GeographyEdit

The two main rivers of the districts are the Kocher and Jagst, both tributaries of the Neckar. The highest elevation in the district, at 523 m (1,716 ft), is the Mühlberg, near Waldenburg.

PartnershipsEdit

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

DialectEdit

The dialect spoken locally is Hohenlohisch, an East Franconian dialect.

Coat of armsEdit

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 of Mainz in bottom is the symbol of the clerical state of Mainz, which also had some possessions around Krautheim.

Cities and municipalitiesEdit

Heilbronn (district)Schwäbisch Hall (district)Main-Tauber-KreisNeckar-Odenwald-KreisBretzfeldDörzbachForchtenbergForchtenbergIngelfingenKrautheimKünzelsauKupferzellMulfingenNeuensteinNiedernhallÖhringenPfedelbachSchöntalWaldenburgWeißbachZweiflingen 
Clickable map of towns and municipalities in the district
Cities Administrative districts Municipalities
  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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2021" [Population by nationality and sex as of December 31, 2021] (CSV) (in German). Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg. June 2022.

External linksEdit

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