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Kronach (district)

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Kronach
District
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Country 23x15px Germany
State Bavaria
Adm. region Upper Franconia
Capital Kronach
Area
 • Total 651 km2 (251 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2013)[1]
 • Total 68,484
 • Density 110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration KC
Website landkreis-kronach.de

Kronach is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the east and clockwise) the districts of Hof, Kulmbach, Lichtenfels and Coburg, and the state of Thuringia (districts of Sonneberg, Saalfeld-Rudolstadt and Saale-Orla).

History

Kronach was ruled by the bishopric of Bamberg from 1102 until 1803, when the clerical states of Germany were dissolved. Afterwards it fell to Bavaria, where the districts of Kronach and Teuschnitz were established on the territory of the present district. In 1931 these districts were merged in order to form the district of Kronach.

Geography

A large portion of the district is part of the Franconian Forest nature park. The Franconian Forest (German Frankenwald) is a hill chain rising to Script error: No such module "convert". To the southwest the country is sloping away. Several narrow rivers run southwards through the district in order to join the Main River beyond the district's borders, among them the Kronach River.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The coat of arms displays:
  • the heraldic lion of Bamberg
  • the heraldic lion of Orlamünde (a Thuringian family owning Lauenstein castle in the very north of the district)
  • the wheel symbolising watermills in the rivers of the district

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Kronach
  2. Ludwigsstadt
  3. Teuschnitz
  4. Wallenfels
  1. Küps
  2. Marktrodach
  3. Mitwitz
  4. Nordhalben
  5. Pressig
  6. Reichenbach
  7. Schneckenlohe
  1. Steinbach am Wald
  2. Steinwiesen
  3. Stockheim
  4. Tettau
  5. Tschirn
  6. Weißenbrunn
  7. Wilhelmsthal

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