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Adm. Region:Unterfranken
Area:1321 km²
Inhabitants:132,000 (2000)
pop. density:100 inh./km²
Car identification:MSP

Main-Spessart is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Bad Kissingen, Schweinfurt and Würzburg, the state of Baden-Württemberg (district of Main-Tauber), the districts of Miltenberg and Aschaffenburg, and the state of Hesse (district of Main-Kinzig).

Table of contents
1 History
2 Geography
3 Coat of arms
4 Towns and municipalities
5 External links


The district was established in 1972 by merging the former districts of Gemünden, Karlstadt, Lohr and Marktheidenfeld


The Main River forms a large horse-shoe bend in the district, entering in the southeast and leaving to the southwest. In the north it is joined by the Frankish Saale River. In the west of the district the Spessart mountains are rising.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays:
  • a wheel symbolising the clerical state of Mainz
  • the arms of the bishopric of Würzburg
  • an oak leaf representing the forests of the area
  • a bunch of grapes symbolising viticulture
  • a wavy line representing the Main River

Towns and municipalities

  1. Arnstein
  2. Gemünden
  3. Karlstadt
  4. Lohr
  5. Marktheidenfeld
  6. Rieneck
  7. Rothenfels
  1. Aura
  2. Birkenfeld
  3. Bischbrunn
  4. Burgsinn
  5. Erlenbach
  6. Esselbach
  7. Eußenheim
  8. Fellen
  9. Frammersbach
  10. Gössenheim
  11. Gräfendorf
  12. Hafenlohr
  13. Hasloch
  14. Himmelstadt
  15. Karbach
  16. Karsbach
  1. Kreuzwertheim
  2. Mittelsinn
  3. Neuendorf
  4. Neuhütten
  5. Neustadt
  6. Obersinn
  7. Partenstein
  8. Rechtenbach
  9. Retzstadt
  10. Roden
  11. Schollbrunn
  12. Steinfeld
  13. Thüngen
  14. Triefenstein
  15. Urspringen
  16. Wiesthal
  17. Zellingen

External links

Official website (German)