Saale-Orla-Kreis

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Saale-Orla is a Kreis (district) in the east of Thuringia, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) the districts Saale-Holzland, Greiz, the Vogtlandkreis in Saxony, the Bavarian districts Hof and Kronach, and the district Saalfeld-Rudolstadt.

Saale-Orla
Coat of arms of Saale-Orla
Coat of arms
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
CapitalSchleiz
Government
 • District admin.Thomas Fügmann (CDU)
Area
 • Total1,151.3 km2 (444.5 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2019)[1]
 • Total80,312
 • Density70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationSOK, LBS, PN, SCZ
Websitewww.saale-orla-kreis.de

HistoryEdit

The district was created in 1994 by merging the previous districts Lobenstein, Pößneck and Schleiz.

GeographyEdit

The main rivers in the district are the Saale and the Orla, which also contributed to the name of the district. The highest elevation with 732.9 m above sea level is the Sieglitzberg (near Lobenstein), the lowest with 180 m is near Schimmersburg Langenorla. The district is mountainous, covering the Thüringer Schiefergebirge. The dams of the Saale create the biggest system of artificial lakes in Germany.

Coat of armsEdit

  The two lions in the top of the coat of arms represent the historic states which covered the area in the past. In the left is the lion with crown of the Reuß family, while the lion to the right is the symbol of the margravate of Meißen. The two wavy lines in the bottom symbolize the two rivers of the district, Saale and Orla.

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

Verwaltungsgemeinschaft-free towns and municipalities
  1. Bad Lobenstein
  2. Gefell
  3. Hirschberg
  4. Neustadt an der Orla
  5. Pößneck
  6. Saalburg-Ebersdorf
  7. Schleiz
  8. Tanna
  9. Wurzbach
  1. Kospoda
  2. Remptendorf
  3. Rosenthal am Rennsteig
Verwaltungsgemeinschaften

1. Oppurg

  1. Bodelwitz
  2. Döbritz
  3. Gertewitz
  4. Grobengereuth
  5. Langenorla
  6. Lausnitz
  7. Nimritz
  8. Oberoppurg
  9. Oppurg1
  10. Quaschwitz
  11. Solkwitz
  12. Weira
  13. Wernburg

2. Ranis-Ziegenrück

  1. Eßbach
  2. Gössitz
  3. Keila
  4. Krölpa
  5. Moxa
  6. Paska
  7. Peuschen
  8. Ranis1, 2
  9. Schmorda
  10. Schöndorf
  11. Seisla
  12. Wilhelmsdorf
  13. Ziegenrück2

3. Seenplatte

  1. Dittersdorf
  2. Görkwitz
  3. Göschitz
  4. Kirschkau
  5. Löhma
  6. Moßbach
  7. Neundorf bei Schleiz
  8. Oettersdorf1
  9. Plothen
  10. Pörmitz
  11. Tegau
  12. Volkmannsdorf

4. Triptis

  1. Dreitzsch
  2. Geroda
  3. Lemnitz
  4. Miesitz
  5. Mittelpöllnitz
  6. Rosendorf
  7. Schmieritz
  8. Tömmelsdorf
  9. Triptis1, 2
1seat of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft;2town

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften in Thüringen Gebietsstand: 31.12.2019". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). August 2020.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 50°35′N 11°45′E / 50.58°N 11.75°E / 50.58; 11.75