A city of central Germany south of Kassel on the Fulda River, about 220 km (135 mi) long. The city grew around a Benedictine abbey founded in 744, which later became one of the foremost centers of culture and learning in Europe.x
The east and north parts lie in the basin of the river Fulda, which near the north-eastern boundary joins with the Werra to form the Weser.
The Fulda rises in the Wasserkuppe (3117 ft.), an eminence of the Rhdngebirge, the highest in the province.
The chief manufacturing centres are Cassel, Diez, Eschwege, Frankfort, Fulda, Gross Almerode, Hanau and Hersfeld.
Sorau is said to have existed in 840, and to have belonged to the abbey of Fulda till the 12th century.
This Hatto built the church of St George on the island of Reichenau, was generous to the see of Mainz and to the abbeys of Fulda and Reichenau, and was a patron of the chronicler Regino, abbot of Priim.