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Eichsfeld
District
Coordinates: 51°20′N 10°15′E / 51.333°N 10.25°E / 51.333; 10.25Coordinates: 51°20′N 10°15′E / 51.333°N 10.25°E / 51.333; 10.25
Country  Germany
State Thuringia
Capital Heilbad Heiligenstadt
Area
 • Total 940 km2 (360 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 114,100
 • Density 121.4/km2 (314.4/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration EIC

Eichsfeld is a rural district in Thuringia, Germany, and is part of the historical region of Eichsfeld.

History

In medieval times, the district of Eichsfeld was much largaer than the present rural district and was owned by the Archbishops of Mainz.

Eichsfeld was the only part of Thuringia not to accept the Protestant Reformation, mostly because of the efforts of the Archbishop of Mainz.

In 1801, the clerical states were dissolved, and Prussia took over.

The present district was established in 1994 by merging the former districts of Worbis and Heiligenstadt.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms of the Landkreises Eichsfeld The coat of arms displays the heraldic eagle of Prussia together with the wheel, which was a symbol of the bishops of Mainz. These arms were granted shortly after Prussia gained the Eichsfeld (1801). They were reintroduced in 1994.

Towns and municipalities

Verwaltungsgemeinschaft-free towns
  1. Heilbad Heiligenstadt
  2. Leinefelde-Worbis
Verwaltungsgemeinschaften
  1. Dingelstädt1, 2
  2. Helmsdorf
  3. Kallmerode
  4. Kefferhausen
  5. Kreuzebra
  6. Silberhausen
  1. Deuna
  2. Gerterode
  3. Hausen
  4. Kleinbartloff
  5. Niederorschel1
  6. Vollenborn
  1. Bischofferode
  2. Bockelnhagen
  3. Großbodungen
  4. Holungen
  5. Jützenbach
  6. Neustadt
  7. Silkerode
  8. Steinrode
  9. Stöckey
  10. Weißenborn-Lüderode1
  11. Zwinge
  1. Bernterode (bei Worbis)
  2. Breitenworbis1
  3. Buhla
  4. Gernrode
  5. Haynrode
  6. Kirchworbis
  1. Bernterode (bei Heilbad Heiligenstadt)
  2. Dieterode
  3. Geismar
  4. Kella
  5. Krombach
  6. Pfaffschwende
  7. Schimberg1
  8. Schwobfeld
  9. Sickerode
  10. Volkerode
  11. Wiesenfeld
  1. Arenshausen
  2. Bornhagen
  3. Burgwalde
  4. Freienhagen
  5. Fretterode
  6. Gerbershausen
  7. Hohengandern1
  8. Kirchgandern
  9. Lindewerra
  10. Marth
  11. Rohrberg
  12. Rustenfelde
  13. Schachtebich
  14. Wahlhausen
  1. Bodenrode-Westhausen1
  2. Geisleden
  3. Glasehausen
  4. Heuthen
  5. Hohes Kreuz
  6. Reinholterode
  7. Steinbach
  8. Wingerode
  1. Berlingerode
  2. Brehme
  3. Ecklingerode
  4. Ferna
  5. Hundeshagen
  6. Tastungen
  7. Teistungen1
  8. Wehnde
  1. Asbach-Sickenberg
  2. Birkenfelde
  3. Dietzenrode-Vatterode
  4. Eichstruth
  5. Lenterode
  6. Lutter
  7. Mackenrode
  8. Röhrig
  9. Schönhagen
  10. Steinheuterode
  11. Thalwenden
  12. Uder1
  13. Wüstheuterode
  1. Büttstedt
  2. Effelder
  3. Großbartloff
  4. Küllstedt1
  5. Wachstedt
1seat of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft; 2town

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