Weimarer Land


Weimarer Land

Infobox German district noregbez
name=Weimarer Land
state=Thuringia
capital=Apolda
area=803
population=90,262
population_as_of=2002
density=112
carsign=AP
url=http://www.weimarer-land.de

Weimarer Land is a "Kreis" (district) in the east of Thuringia, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the northeast clockwise) the district Burgenlandkreis in Saxony-Anhalt, the district Saale-Holzland and the district-free city Jena, the district Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, Ilm-Kreis, and the district-free city Erfurt. The district-free city Weimar is completely enclosed by the district.

History

The district dates back to the "Großkreis Weimar", which was created in 1922 after the federal state Thuringia was established. The two cities Weimar and Apolda were not part of the district. In 1952 the district was split into two parts - Weimar and Apolda. In 1994 the two parts were merged again, however not completely covering the territory as before 1952.

Geography

The main river in the district is the Ilm. To the south are the hills of the Thuringia Forest, including the highest elevation is the "Riechheimer Berg" with 511 m above sea level. To the north of the district the landscape becomes less hilly, it belongs to the "Thüringer Becken". In this part is also the lowest elevation with 120 m, at the meeting of the rivers Ilm and Saale. Near Bad Salza starts the Saale-Unstrut wine route, as the viticulture in the district has a tradition of more than 800 years.

Coat of arms

External links

* [http://www.weimarer-land.de Official website] (German)


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