Grünberg, Hesse

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Grünberg
Coat of arms of Grünberg
Coat of arms
Grünberg is located in Germany
Grünberg
Grünberg
Coordinates: 50°36′N 08°57′E / 50.600°N 8.950°E / 50.600; 8.950Coordinates: 50°36′N 08°57′E / 50.600°N 8.950°E / 50.600; 8.950
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Gießen
District Gießen
Government
 • Mayor Frank Ide (Freie Wählergruppe)
Area
 • Total 89.25 km2 (34.46 sq mi)
Elevation 275 m (902 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 13,657
 • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 35305
Dialling codes 06401 (06634)
Vehicle registration GI

Grünberg is a town in the district of Gießen, in Hesse, Germany. In 1980, the town hosted the 20th Hessentag state festival.

Geography[edit]

Grünberg is situated 20 km (12 mi) east of Gießen.

Neighbouring communities[edit]

To the north Grünberg borders the municipality Rabenau and the town Homberg (Ohm) (Vogelsbergkreis), to the east the municipality Mücke (Vogelsbergkreis), to the south the town Laubach and to the west the municipality Reiskirchen.

Constituent communities[edit]

The town of Grünberg consists of not only the namesake main town, but also of the outlying centres of Beltershain, Göbelnrod, Harbach, Klein-Eichen, Lardenbach, Lehnheim, Lumda, Queckborn, Reinhardshain, Stangenrod, Stockhausen, Weickartshain and Weitershain.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Education[edit]

Air photograph of the Theo-Koch-School Grünberg, October 2010
  • Theo-Koch-School, Grünberg – integrated comprehensive school with sixth form
  • primary school Am Diebsturm, Grünberg
  • primary school Sonnenberg, Stangenrod
  • Gallus-School, Grünberg

Transport[edit]

Grünberg has a junction of the Bundesautobahn 5. There are stations on the Vogelsberg Railway (Vogelsbergbahn) in the town of Grünberg and the villages Göbelnrod and Lehnheim.

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