Knüllwald

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Knüllwald
Coat of arms of Knüllwald
Coat of arms
Knüllwald   is located in Germany
Knüllwald
Knüllwald
Coordinates: 50°59′N 09°29′E / 50.983°N 9.483°E / 50.983; 9.483Coordinates: 50°59′N 09°29′E / 50.983°N 9.483°E / 50.983; 9.483
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Kassel
District Schwalm-Eder-Kreis
Government
 • Mayor Jörg Müller
Area
 • Total 100.68 km2 (38.87 sq mi)
Elevation 253-553 m (−1,600 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,444
 • Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 34593
Dialling codes 05685
Vehicle registration HR
Website www.knuellwald.de

Knüllwald is a community in the Schwalm-Eder district in Hesse, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Knüllwald lies in the Knüllgebirge, a low mountain range, between the rivers Efze and Beise, south of Kassel.

Constituent communities[edit]

The community consists of sixteen centres: Appenfeld, Berndshausen, Ellingshausen, Hausen, Hergetsfeld, Lichtenhagen, Nausis, Nenterode, Niederbeisheim, Oberbeisheim, Reddingshausen, Remsfeld (administrative seat), Rengshausen, Schellbach, Völkershain and Wallenstein.

History[edit]

The formation of the greater community of Knüllwald came about in stages as part of Hesse's municipal reforms.

On 31 December 1971, the communities of Appenfeld, Ellingshausen, Hergetsfeld, Oberbeisheim, Reddingshausen, Remsfeld, Schellbach, Völkershain and Wallenstein voluntarily combined to form the new community of Knüllwald. Likewise, on the same day, the communities of Hausen, Lichtenhagen, Nausis, Nenterode and Rengshausen voluntarily combined to form the new community of Rengshausen.

By state law on 1 January 1974, the communities of Berndshausen, Niederbeisheim and Rengshausen were amalgamated with the already extant greater community of Knüllwald, thereby forming one of Hesse's biggest polycentric communities.

References[edit]

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.

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