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Werra-Meissner

Statistics
State:Hesse
Adm. Region:Kassel
Capital:Eschwege[?]
Area:1,024.55 km²
Inhabitants:112,680 (2002)
pop. density:110 inh./km²
Car identification:ESW
Homepage:http://www.werra-meissner.de
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Werra-Mei▀ner is a Kreis (district) in the north of Hesse, Germany. Neighboring districts are G÷ttingen, Eichsfeld, Unstrut-Hainich[?], Wartburgkreis[?], district-free Eisenach, Hersfeld-Rotenburg, Schwalm-Eder, Kassel.

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History The district was created in 1974 by merging the two district Eschwege and Witzenhausen, which both existed with only slight modifications since 1821.

Geography The main river in the district is the Werra. The Hohe Mei▀ner with 754 m is the highest elevation of the Mei▀ner mountains, a big basalt massiv, the other geographic part which gave the district its name.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms show a branch of a aspen tree in the left half, as sign for the former Eschwege district as well as the Eschwege[?] city - the german word for aspen is Esche. The castle in the right half is the castle Ludwigstein, taken from the coat of arms of the Witzenhausen district. The hills below symbolize the landscape, the Mei▀ner, and the wavy line the Werra river.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Bad Sooden-Allendorf[?]
  2. Eschwege[?]
  3. Gro▀almerode[?]
  4. Hessisch-Lichtenau[?]
  5. Sontra[?]
  6. Waldkappel[?]
  7. Wanfried[?]
  8. Witzenhausen[?]
    Municipalities
  1. Berkatal[?]
  2. Herleshausen[?]
  3. Meinhard[?]
  4. Mei▀ner[?]
  5. Neu Eichenberg[?]
  6. Ringgau[?]
  7. Wehretal[?]
  8. Wei▀enborn[?]

External links Official website (http://www.werra-meissner.de) (German)



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