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Harz District
—  District  —

Coat of arms
Country  Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
Capital Halberstadt
Area
 • Total 2,104 km2 (812 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 232,343
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration HZ
Website www.kreis-hz.de

Harz District is a district in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts Börde, Salzland, Mansfeld-Südharz (in Saxony-Anhalt, Nordhausen in Thuringia, Goslar, Wolfenbüttel and Helmstedt in Lower Saxony

History[]

The district was established by merging the former districts of Halberstadt, Wernigerode and Quedlinburg as well as the city of Falkenstein (from the district of Aschersleben-Staßfurt) as part of the reform of 2007.

Towns and municipalities[]

The district Harz consists of the following subdivisions:[2]

Free towns Free municipalities Verbandsgemeinde
  1. Ballenstedt
  2. Blankenburg am Harz
  3. Falkenstein
  4. Halberstadt
  5. Harzgerode
  6. Ilsenburg
  7. Oberharz am Brocken
  8. Osterwieck
  9. Quedlinburg
  10. Thale
  11. Wernigerode
  1. Huy
  2. Nordharz

Vorharz

  1. Ditfurt
  2. Groß Quenstedt
  3. Harsleben
  4. Hedersleben
  5. Schwanebeck2
  6. Selke-Aue
  7. Wegeleben1, 2

Gernrode/Harz

  1. Bad Suderode
  2. Gernrode1, 2
  3. Rieder
1seat of the Verbandsgemeinde; 2town

References[]

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Coordinates: 51°52′N 10°53′E / 51.867, 10.883

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