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Wunsiedel (district)

Country  Germany
State Bavaria
Adm. region Oberfranken
Capital Wunsiedel
 • Total 606.40 km2 (234.13 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2013)[1]
 • Total 73,783
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration WUN

Wunsiedel (German: Landkreis Wunsiedel i. Fichtelgebirge) is a Kreis (district) in the northeastern part of Bavaria, Germany. Neighbouring districts are (from the south clockwise) Tirschenreuth, Bayreuth, Hof, and to the west the Czech Karlovy Vary Region.


The district is located in the mountains of the Fichtelgebirge, with the highest elevation the 1051 m high Schneeberg. The river Ohře (German: Eger) originates in the district.


In the Bavarian communal reforms of 1972 the district was merged with the previously district-free

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