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Königsee is a town and a municipality in the district of Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, in Thuringia, Germany. It is situated 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) east of Ilmenau, and 35 kilometres (22 mi) south of Erfurt. The present municipality was formed on 31 December 2012 by the merger of the former municipalities Königsee and Rottenbach, under the name Königsee-Rottenbach. On 1 January 2019 the former municipalities Dröbischau and Oberhain were absorbed, and the name was changed to Königsee.[2]

Königsee
Stadtkirche Zum Lobe Gottes Koenigsee Thuringia Germany.jpg
Coat of arms of Königsee
Coat of arms
Location of Königsee within Saalfeld-Rudolstadt district
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Königsee is located in Germany
Königsee
Königsee
Königsee is located in Thuringia
Königsee
Königsee
Coordinates: 50°39′41″N 11°5′50″E / 50.66139°N 11.09722°E / 50.66139; 11.09722Coordinates: 50°39′41″N 11°5′50″E / 50.66139°N 11.09722°E / 50.66139; 11.09722
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictSaalfeld-Rudolstadt
Subdivisions23
Area
 • Total103.09 km2 (39.80 sq mi)
Elevation
377 m (1,237 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total7,448
 • Density72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
07426
Dialling codes036739, 036738
Vehicle registrationSLF
Websitecms.königsee-rottenbach.de
Town hall

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften nach Geschlecht in Thüringen Gebietsstand: 31.12.2018". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). September 2019.
  2. ^ Thüringer Gesetz zur freiwilligen Neugliederungkreisangehöriger Gemeinden im Jahr 2019, § 23, p. 802