Grebenau

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Grebenau
Coat of arms of Grebenau
Coat of arms
Grebenau   is located in Germany
Grebenau
Grebenau
Coordinates: 50°45′N 9°28′E / 50.750°N 9.467°E / 50.750; 9.467Coordinates: 50°45′N 9°28′E / 50.750°N 9.467°E / 50.750; 9.467
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Gießen
District Vogelsbergkreis
Subdivisions 7 Stadtbezirke
Government
 • Mayor Jürgen Ackermann (SPD)
Area
 • Total 55.37 km2 (21.38 sq mi)
Elevation 286 m (938 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,489
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 36323
Dialling codes 06646
Vehicle registration VB
Website www.grebenau.de

Grebenau is a town in the Vogelsbergkreis in Hesse, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Lying from 220 to 350 m above sea level, Grebenau is northeast of the Vogelsberg some 26 km northwest of Fulda, at the place where the Schwarza empties into the Jossa, itself a tributary to the Fulda.

Neighbouring communities[edit]

Grebenau borders in the north on the town of Alsfeld and the community of Breitenbach am Herzberg (Hersfeld-Rotenburg), in the east on the town of Schlitz, in the south on the town of Lauterbach, and in the west on the community of Schwalmtal, Hesse.

Constituent communities[edit]

  • Bieben, representative Klaus Gaudl
    • Merlos – belongs to Bieben
  • Eulersdorf, representative Ernst Hölscher
  • Grebenau, representative Lotti Frick
  • Reimenrod, representative Gerhard Agel
  • Schwarz, representative Klaus Weitzel
  • Udenhausen, representative Herbert Schäfer
  • Wallersdorf, representative Gerd-Dieter Kaiser

Politics[edit]

Town council[edit]

Chairman:

Herbert Appel (SPD)

  • CDU: 6 seats, factional chairman Gerd-Dieter Kaiser
  • SPD: 6 seats, factional chairman Helmut Ihm
  • FWG (citizens' coalition): 3 seats, factional chairman Rudolf Dippel

(as of municipal elections held on 26 March 2006)

References[edit]

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.