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Aerial view
Aerial view
Coat of arms of Butzbach
Coat of arms
Butzbach is located in Germany
Coordinates: 50°26′12″N 8°39′44″E / 50.43667°N 8.66222°E / 50.43667; 8.66222Coordinates: 50°26′12″N 8°39′44″E / 50.43667°N 8.66222°E / 50.43667; 8.66222
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Darmstadt
District Wetteraukreis
Subdivisions 14 districts
 • Mayor Michael Merle (SPD)
 • Total 106.60 km2 (41.16 sq mi)
Elevation 199 m (653 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 24,384
 • Density 230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 35510
Dialling codes 06033
Vehicle registration FB
Website www.stadt-butzbach.de

Butzbach (German pronunciation: [ˈbʊtsbax]) is a town in the Wetteraukreis district in Hessen, Germany. It is located approximately 16 km south of Gießen and 35 km north of Frankfurt am Main.

In 2007, the town hosted the 47th Hessentag state festival from 1 to 10 June.

The "Landgrafenschloss" ("landgraves' castle"), used by the United States Army until 1990, is now utilized by the city council. The so-called "Roman Way Housing" of the United States Army with more than 1000 apartments was abandoned in October 2007 and is now empty. The town's market place is enclosed by timber framing. The "Schrenzer" hill (or Heidelbeerberg, 385 m) overlooks the town and the country north of Frankfurt, called Wetterau. Another much higher mountain nearby is the Hausberg which features a look-out tower.

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  1. ^ "Die Bevölkerung der hessischen Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Blacks During the Holocaust". Holocaust Encyclopedia. US Holocaust Memorial Museum. Retrieved 26 September 2012. 

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