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Saalfeld-Rudolstadt

Saalfeld-Rudolstadt
District
Country  Germany
State Thuringia
Capital Saalfeld
Area
 • Total 1,035 km2 (400 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2014)[1]
 • Total 109,646
 • Density 110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration SLF, RU
Website www.sa-ru.de

Saalfeld-Rudolstadt is a Kreis (district) in the south of Thuringia, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) the districts Weimarer Land, Saale-Holzland, Saale-Orla, the district Kronach in Bavaria, and the districts Sonneberg, Hildburghausen and Ilm-Kreis.

History

The district dates back to the Landratsamt Saalfeld, which was created in 1868, and in 1922 it was converted into the Landkreis. Also in 1922 the district Rudolstadt was created, the second historical root of the district as of today. Both districts were merged in the communal reform of 1994.

Geography

The main rivers in the district is the Saale. The highest elevation is 827 m above sea level near Piesau, the lowest with 169

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