Fulda (district)

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Fulda
Landkreis Fulda
Flag of Fulda Landkreis Fulda
Flag
Coat of arms of Fulda Landkreis Fulda
Coat of arms
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Adm. regionKassel
CapitalFulda
Area
 • Total1,380.39 km2 (532.97 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2019)[1]
 • Total223,145
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationFD
Websitehttp://www.landkreis-fulda.de

The Fulda District (German: Landkreis Fulda; German pronunciation: [ˈfʊlda]) is a Kreis (district) in the north-east of Hesse, Germany. Neighboring districts are Hersfeld-Rotenburg, Wartburgkreis, Schmalkalden-Meiningen, Rhön-Grabfeld, Bad Kissingen, Main-Kinzig, Vogelsbergkreis.

History[edit]

The district was created in 1821, when the duchy of Fulda became a province of Hesse, and was split into four districts. In 1866 the north of Hesse became a part of Prussia, including the Gersfeld area which previously belonged to Bavaria. In 1927 the city of Fulda left the district to become a district-free city, and in 1932 the remaining district was merged with the district of Gersfeld. In 1972, the previously small municipalities were merged into 23 bigger ones, and in 1974 the city of Fulda lost its status as district-free city and joined the district again. In 1972 the major part of the Hünfeld district was added to the district.

Geography[edit]

The district is located in the Rhön and Vogelsberg mountains. The main river of the district is the Fulda.

Coat of arms[edit]

The left side of the coat of arms shows a black cross, the sign of the monastery of Fulda. The lion on the right side is taken from the Hesse coat of arms, symbolizing that the district was part of Hesse 1821-1866, and again after 1945. The coat of arms was granted in 1936.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Towns and municipalities in Kreis Fulda
Countryside in the Fulda district, looking east toward the town of Fulda.
Towns Municipalities
  1. Fulda
  2. Gersfeld
  3. Hünfeld
  4. Tann
  1. Bad Salzschlirf
  2. Burghaun
  3. Dipperz
  4. Ebersburg
  5. Ehrenberg
  6. Eichenzell
  7. Eiterfeld
  8. Flieden
  9. Großenlüder
  10. Hilders
  1. Hofbieber
  2. Hosenfeld
  3. Kalbach
  4. Künzell
  5. Neuhof
  6. Nüsttal
  7. Petersberg
  8. Poppenhausen
  9. Rasdorf

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand am 31.12.2019". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). July 2020.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°30′N 9°40′E / 50.5°N 9.67°E / 50.5; 9.67