|• Total||371.56 km2 (143.46 sq mi)|
|• Density||0.0/km2 (0.0/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
The uninhabited area is located in the Upper Harz (Lower Saxony). With a size of 371.76 km² (31 December 2006), it is the largest unincorporated area in Germany. Although there are no residents reported, it carries administrative functions; the Community Identification Number is 03 1 53 504. The area extends over large parts of the Upper Harz, from Seesen/Langelsheim in the northwest to Hohegeiß in the south of the district of Goslar. The unincorporated area Harz in the district of Goslar has many enclaves: Thus, the districts Wildemann and Altenau-Schulenberg in the Upper Harz of the mountain and university town Clausthal-Zellerfeld, the Braunlage district of Sankt Andreasberg and other settlements (mostly restaurants) are completely included.
The administration of the community-free area is incumbent on the Lower Saxony Forestry Office Clausthal, which also takes from some quarries business taxes and in cases of civil status the corresponding certificate (birth certificate, death certificate) issues. It also provides security and order.
- Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen, LSN-Online Regionaldatenbank, Tabelle 12411: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2018.
- Gemeindefreies Gebiet Harz auf www.landesforsten.de, abgerufen am 1. Juni 2016