Oberharz (Samtgemeinde)

Oberharz (German pronunciation: [ˈoːbɐhaːɐ̯ts]) is a former Samtgemeinde ("collective municipality") in the district of Goslar, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It was situated in the western part of the Harz, approx. 15 km southwest of Goslar. Its seat was in the town Clausthal-Zellerfeld. It was disbanded in January 2015, when its member municipalities merged into the town Clausthal-Zellerfeld.

Oberharz
Coat of arms of Oberharz
Coat of arms
Location of Oberharz
Oberharz is located in Germany
Oberharz
Oberharz
Oberharz is located in Lower Saxony
Oberharz
Oberharz
Coordinates: 51°48′11″N 10°19′58″E / 51.80306°N 10.33278°E / 51.80306; 10.33278Coordinates: 51°48′11″N 10°19′58″E / 51.80306°N 10.33278°E / 51.80306; 10.33278
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictGoslar
Founded1972
DisbandedJanuary 2015
Subdivisions4 municipalities
Area
 • Total43.63 km2 (16.85 sq mi)
Elevation
560 m (1,840 ft)
Population
 (2013-12-31[1])
 • Total15,769
 • Density360/km2 (940/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
38678, 38707, 38709
Dialling codes05323, 05328, 05329
Vehicle registrationGS
Websitewww.samtgemeinde-
oberharz.de

The Samtgemeinde Oberharz consisted of the following municipalities:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Niedersächsisches Landesamt für Statistik. "Bevölkerungsfortschreibung" (in German).