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Hochsauerland

Hochsauerlandkreis
District
Country  Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. region Arnsberg
Capital Meschede
Area
 • Total 1,958.71 km2 (756.26 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 263,720
 • Density 130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration HSK
Website http://www.hochsauerlandkreis.de

Hochsauerlandkreis (meaning "Higher Sauerland District" in German) is a Kreis (district) in the east of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Neighboring districts are Soest, Paderborn, Höxter, Waldeck-Frankenberg, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Olpe, Märkischer Kreis.

History

The district was established in 1975 in the reorganization of the districts in North Rhine-Westphalia by merging the previous districts Arnsberg, Brilon and Meschede.

Geography

Geographically the district covers a big part of the Sauerland mountains, including the two highest elevations - the Langenberg near Olsberg with 843m, and the better known Kahler Asten with 842m near Winterberg.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms was inherited from the former district Arnsberg. It shows the eagle as the symbol of the Earls of Arnsberg. When their county lost independence in 1368 it fell to the bishops of Cologne, thus the sign on the breast of the eagle shows the Cologne cross.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Arnsberg
  2. Brilon
  3. Hallenberg
  4. Marsberg
  5. Medebach
  1. Meschede
  2. Olsberg
  3. Schmallenberg
  4. Sundern
  5. Winterberg
  1. Bestwig
  2. Eslohe

Town twinnings

Hochsauerland is twinned with the following cities:

  • Scotland Livingston

Notable persons

Notable places

References

External links

  • Official website (German)
  • Touristic website (German)

Coordinates: 51°15′N 8°20′E / 51.25°N 8.33°E / 51.25; 8.33

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