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Saale-Orla-Kreis

Saale-Orla
District
Country  Germany
State Thuringia
Capital Schleiz
Area
 • Total 1,148 km2 (443 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2014)[1]
 • Total 82,887
 • Density 72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration SOK, LBS, PN, SCZ
Website www.saale-orla-kreis.de

Saale-Orla is a Kreis (district) in the east of Thuringia, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) the districts Saale-Holzland, Greiz, the Vogtlandkreis in Saxony, the Bavarian districts Hof and Kronach, and the district Saalfeld-Rudolstadt.

History

The district was created in 1994 by merging the previous districts Lobenstein, Pößneck and Schleiz.

Geography

The main rivers in the district are the Saale and the Orla, which also contributed to the name of the district. The highest elevation with 732.9 m above sea level is the Sieglitzberg (near Lobenstein), the lowest with 180 m is near Schimmersburg Langenorla. The district is mountainous, covering

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