Guxhagen

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Guxhagen
Coat of arms of Guxhagen
Coat of arms
Guxhagen   is located in Germany
Guxhagen
Guxhagen
Coordinates: 51°12′N 09°29′E / 51.200°N 9.483°E / 51.200; 9.483Coordinates: 51°12′N 09°29′E / 51.200°N 9.483°E / 51.200; 9.483
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Kassel
District Schwalm-Eder-Kreis
Government
 • Mayor Edgar Slawik (Ind.)
Area
 • Total 26.25 km2 (10.14 sq mi)
Elevation 225 m (738 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,215
 • Density 200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 34302
Dialling codes 05665
Vehicle registration HR
Website www.guxhagen.de
Evangelical church

Guxhagen is a community in Schwalm-Eder district in northern Hesse, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Guxhagen lies about 15 km south of Kassel between the Habichtswald Nature Park and the Meißner-Kaufunger Wald Nature Park on the river Fulda. It neighbors Edermünde, Felsberg, Fuldabrück and Körle. The community consists of the six centers of Albshausen, Büchenwerra, Ellenberg, Grebenau, Guxhagen and Wollrode.

History[edit]

Guxhagen was first documented in 1352 under the name Kukushayn.

From 1664-1941, there were Jewish families living in Guxhagen who formed their own community and built a synagogue and school. After the events at the Kristallnacht pogrom of 1938, the number of community members decreased to 64 in 1939 (3.3% of 1,919). In connection with the November pogrom, eleven Jewish men and a boy were arrested and brought to Breitenau concentration camp. After this event, many Jews left. During The Holocaust the rest of Jews were deported to concentration camps and most of them died.

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

Municipal council is made up of 31 members.

  • SPD 18 seats
  • Gemeinschaftsliste Guxhagen (citizens' coalition) 7 seats
  • CDU 4 seats
  • Greens 2 seats

(as of municipal elections held on 26 March 2006)

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

Guxhagen lies on Federal Highway (Bundesstraße) B 83 and Autobahn A 7 (KasselBad Hersfeld).

The community belongs to the North Hesse Transport Network, which among other things runs a hailed shared taxi within the greater community and offers local train connections.

Personalities[edit]

References[edit]

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.