Kelkheim

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Kelkheim
Former Franciscan abbey upon the Klosterberg (abbey hill) in the east of Kelkheim.
Former Franciscan abbey upon the Klosterberg (abbey hill) in the east of Kelkheim.
Coat of arms of Kelkheim
Coat of arms
Kelkheim   is located in Germany
Kelkheim
Kelkheim
Coordinates: 50°8′16″N 08°26′59″E / 50.13778°N 8.44972°E / 50.13778; 8.44972Coordinates: 50°8′16″N 08°26′59″E / 50.13778°N 8.44972°E / 50.13778; 8.44972
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Darmstadt
District Main-Taunus-Kreis
Subdivisions 6 Stadtteile
Government
 • Mayor Thomas Horn (CDU)
Area
 • Total 30.65 km2 (11.83 sq mi)
Elevation 100-515 m (−1,590 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 27,982
 • Density 910/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 65779
Dialling codes 06195, 06198 (Eppenhain), 06174 (Ruppertshain)
Vehicle registration MTK
Website www.kelkheim.de

Kelkheim is a town in the Main-Taunus-Kreis district in Hesse, Germany. Situated in the Taunus mountains, Kelkheim is noted for its attractive scenery. Kelkheim is situated approximately 10 km west of Frankfurt. Wiesbaden, the main capital of Hesse, is about 25 km from Kelkheim. Mainz, the main capital of Rhineland-Palatinate, is about 30 km away. The town features excellent transport links through an extensive bus and train network. Kelkheim consists of six quarters: Kelkheim-Mitte, Münster, Hornau, Fischbach, Ruppertshain and Eppenhain.

Twinned with High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK

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