Country  Germany
State Bavaria
Adm. region Unterfranken
Capital Karlstadt am Main
  Total 1,322 km2 (510 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2015)[1]
  Total 126,123
  Density 95/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration MSP

Main-Spessart is a district in the northwest of Bavaria, Germany. It is located in Lower Franconia and derives its name from the river Main and the wooded hills of the Spessart.


The district 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).

The river Main forms a large horse-shoe bend in the district, entering in the southeast near Thüngersheim and leaving to the southwest near Hasloch. In the north it is joined by the Franconian Saale river at Gemünden. The Spessart hills cover most of the area of the district west and north of the Main. To the northeast, the district borders on the Rhön hills.


The district was established in 1972 by merging the former districts of Gemünden, Karlstadt, Lohr and Marktheidenfeld. Although Lohr is the largest town, the seat of the administration is located in Karlstadt.


In 2013 (latest data available) the GDP per inhabitant was €30,233. This places the district 46th out of 96 districts (rural and urban) in Bavaria (overall average: €39,691).[2]

Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays:

Towns and municipalities

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


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Coordinates: 49°55′N 9°45′E / 49.92°N 9.75°E / 49.92; 9.75

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