Schmalkalden-Meiningen


Schmalkalden-Meiningen

Infobox German district noregbez
name=Schmalkalden-Meiningen
state=Thuringia
capital=Meiningen
area=1,210
population=141,055
population_as_of=2002
density=117
carsign=SM
url=http://www.lk-sm.de

Schmalkalden-Meiningen is a "Kreis" (district) in the west of Thuringia, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the northwest clockwise) the districts Wartburgkreis, Gotha, Ilm-Kreis, the district-free city Suhl, the district Hildburghausen, the Bavarian district Rhön-Grabfeld, and the district Fulda in Hesse.

History

The district was created in 1994 by merging the previous districts Schmalkalden, Meiningen and partially Suhl-Land.

Partnerships

The district has a partnership with the Vogelsbergkreis in Hesse, as well as with the Komitat Pest in Hungary.

Geography

The main river in the district is the Werra. The district is located in mostly mountainous landscape, the Rhön and the Thuringian Forest. The "Rennsteig" hiking path crosses the district. The area around Oberhof is a famous winter sports resort.

Coat of arms

External links

* [http://www.lk-sm.de Official website] (German)


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