Südharz (literally "South Harz") is a municipality in the Mansfeld-Südharz district, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It was formed on 1 January 2010 by the merger of the former municipalities Bennungen, Breitenstein, Breitungen, Dietersdorf, Drebsdorf, Hainrode, Hayn, Kleinleinungen, Questenberg (incl. Agnesdorf), Roßla (incl. Dittichenrode), Rottleberode, Schwenda and Uftrungen. Wickerode and the town Stolberg were added in September 2010.[3] These 15 former municipalities are now Ortschaften or municipal divisions of Südharz.[4]

Südharz
Stolberg Castle in Stolberg
Stolberg Castle in Stolberg
Coat of arms of Südharz
Location of Südharz within Mansfeld-Südharz district
Südharz in MSH.svg
Südharz is located in Germany
Südharz
Südharz
Südharz is located in Saxony-Anhalt
Südharz
Südharz
Coordinates: 51°29′N 11°04′E / 51.483°N 11.067°E / 51.483; 11.067Coordinates: 51°29′N 11°04′E / 51.483°N 11.067°E / 51.483; 11.067
CountryGermany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
DistrictMansfeld-Südharz
Government
 • Mayor (2016–23) Ralf Rettig[1]
Area
 • Total236.36 km2 (91.26 sq mi)
Elevation
145 m (476 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total9,225
 • Density39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
06536
Dialling codes034651, 034653, 034654, 034656, 034658
Vehicle registrationMSH, EIL, HET, ML, SGH

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bürgermeisterwahlen in den Gemeinden, Endgültige Ergebnisse, Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt, accessed 8 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden – Stand: 31. Dezember 2020" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt (in German). June 2021.
  3. ^ Gebietsänderungen vom 01. Januar bis 31. Dezember 2010, Statistisches Bundesamt
  4. ^ Hauptsatzung der Gemeinde Südharz, September 2020.