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Rhön-Grabfeld – DE266

EU regions: Germany > Bavaria > Lower Franconia > Rhön-Grabfeld

map of Rhön-Grabfeld DE266
Gross domestic product
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average2020132

More on wikipedia wikidata Q10465 on OpenStreetMap Rhön-Grabfeld slovensky: DE266


number of inhabitants202279 376
population density202277.7
old-age dependency ratio202237
demographic pyramid DE266 Rhön-Grabfeld

From Wikipedia: Rhön-Grabfeld is a Landkreis (district) in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the southeast and clockwise) the districts of Hassberge, Schweinfurt and Bad Kissingen, and the states of Hesse (district Fulda) and Thuringia (districts Schmalkalden-Meiningen and Hildburghausen).


In medieval times the region was a part of the Bishopric of Würzburg. When the clerical states of Germany were dissolved in 1803, it fell to Bavaria. The district of Rhön-Grabfeld was established in 1972, when the former districts of Bad Neustadt, Königshofen and Mellrichstadt were merged.


The district consists of two distinct areas: The eastern parts of the Rhön mountains and the Bavarian portion of Grabfeld.

Grabfeld is a fertile region south of the Rhön mountains. Literally it means „digfield“. According to local legend a queen once lost her beloved ring in the Grabfeld. She ordered her servants to dig up the whole area.

Other: Lower Franconia, Kitzingen, Schweinfurt, Schweinfurt, Aschaffenburg, Rhön-Grabfeld, Würzburg, Würzburg, Haßberge, Bad Kissingen, Main-Spessart, Aschaffenburg, Miltenberg

Neighbours: Landkreis Hildburghausen, Fulda, Haßberge, Schmalkalden-Meiningen, Bad Kissingen, Schweinfurt

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: EU regions - Rhön-Grabfeld – DE266, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/​en/projects/eu-regions/DE266