Hochsauerlandkreis

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Hochsauerlandkreis
Destrict
Kintra Banner o Germany Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalie
Adm. region Arnsberg
Caipital Meschede
Area
 • Total 1,958.71 km2 (756.26 sq mi)
Population (31 Dizember 2013)[1]
 • Total 261,999
 • 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 (meanin "Heicher Sauerland Destrict" in German) is a Kreis (destrict) in the east o North Rhine-Westphalie, Germany. Neebourin destricts are Soest, Paderborn, Höxter, Waldeck-Frankenberg, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Olpe, Märkischer Kreis.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The destrict wis established in 1975 in the reorganization o the destricts in North Rhine-Westphalie bi mergin the previous destricts Arnsberg, Brilon an Meschede.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Geographically the destrict covers a big pairt o the Sauerland muntains, includin the twa heichest elevations - the Langenberg near Olsberg wi 843m, an the better kent Kahler Asten wi 842m near Winterberg.

Coat o airms[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coat of arms of Hochsauerland The coat o arms wis inheritit frae the umwhile destrict Arnsberg. It shows the eagle as the seembol o the Earls of Arnsberg. When their coonty lost unthirldom in 1368 it fell tae the bishops o Cologne, thus the sign on the breast o the eagle shows the Cologne cross.

Touns an municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Touns Municipalities
  1. Arnsberg (73,897)
  2. Brilon (25,644)
  3. Hallenberg (4,435)
  4. Marsberg (20,110)
  5. Medebach (7,876)
  1. Meschede (30,358)
  2. Olsberg (21,577)
  3. Schmallenberg (25,149)
  4. Sundern (28,165)
  5. Winterberg (12,918)
  1. Bestwig (11,446)
  2. Eslohe (8,936)

Toun twinnins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Hochsauerland is twinned wi the follaein ceeties:

Notable persons[eedit | eedit soorce]

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 4 September 2014. 
  2. Herzlich willkommen Bergkloster Bestwig im Hochsauerlandkreis/Nordrhein-Westfalen
  3. Anfahrt mit der Bahn

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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