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Wernigerode (district)

Adm. Region:Magdeburg
Area:797.60 km²
Inhabitants:94,556 (2002)
pop. density:119 inh./km²
Car identification:WR

Wernigerode is a district (Kreis) in the west of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Halberstadt, Quedlinburg, the district Nordhausen in Thuringia and the district Goslar in Lower Saxony.


The district is located at the northern end of the Harz mountains. The highest mountain of the Harz, the Brocken, is located in the southeast of the district.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms are based upon those used by the principality and the diocese of Halberstadt. On top of the read and white areas are two fish, which are taken from the coat of arms of the counts of Wernigerode.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Benneckenstein¹
  2. Blankenburg¹
  3. Derenburg¹
  4. Elbingerode¹
  5. Ilsenburg¹
  6. Wernigerode

¹ administered in a Verwaltungsgemeinschaft
  1. Blankenburg
  2. Bodfeld (Harz)
  3. Brocken
  4. Derenburg
  5. Hochharz
  6. Ilsenburg
  7. Nordharz

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