Harz (district)

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Coat of arms of Harz
Coat of arms
Harz in S-A.svg
Country  Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
Capital Halberstadt
 • Total 2,104 km2 (812 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2016)[1]
 • Total 219,643
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registration HZ, HBS, QLB, WR
Website www.kreis-hz.de

Harz is a district in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.


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[edit]

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


  1. Ditfurt
  2. Groß Quenstedt
  3. Harsleben
  4. Hedersleben
  5. Schwanebeck2
  6. Selke-Aue
  7. Wegeleben1, 2
1seat of the Verbandsgemeinde; 2town

See also[edit]


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