Lahn-Dill-Kreis

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Lahn-Dill-Kreis
District
Flag of Lahn-Dill-Kreis
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Coat of arms of Lahn-Dill-Kreis
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Locator map LDK in Hesse.svg
Country  Germany
State Hesse
Adm. region Gießen
Founded 1977
Capital Wetzlar
Area
 • Total 1,066.51 km2 (411.78 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 252,106
 • Density 240/km2 (610/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration LDK (before 1991 L)
Website http://www.lahn-dill-kreis.de

Lahn-Dill is a Kreis (district) in the west of Hesse, Germany. Neighboring districts are Siegen-Wittgenstein, Marburg-Biedenkopf, Gießen, Wetteraukreis, Hochtaunuskreis, Limburg-Weilburg, Westerwaldkreis.

History[edit]

In 1977 the district Gießen was merged with the districts Wetzlar and Dillkreis to the new Lahn-Dill-Kreis. However this big district wasn't popular, so in 1979 Giessen was split from it.

Geography[edit]

The main rivers of the district are the Lahn and the Dill, which also gave it the name. It is mountain landscape with the Westerwald in the west, the Taunus in the south, the Lahn-Dill-Bergland in the east and the Rothaargebirge of the Sauerland in the north. The highest elevation with 671 m is near Rittershausen (part of Dietzhölztal), the lowest with 135 is in the Lahn valley in Biskirchen (part of the city Leun).

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms The coat of arms shows the imperial eagle in the top, a sign for the imperial city Wetzlar. The bottom part - taken from the arms of the previous Dillkreis - shows the lion of Nassau and the horn of the princes of Orange-Nassau, which later became the Dutch royal family. Dillenburg was the capital of the county of Nassau and later of Nassau-Orange.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

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Towns Municipalities
  1. Aßlar
  2. Braunfels
  3. Dillenburg
  4. Haiger
  5. Herborn
  6. Leun
  7. Solms
  8. Wetzlar
  1. Bischoffen
  2. Breitscheid
  3. Dietzhölztal
  4. Driedorf
  5. Ehringshausen
  6. Eschenburg
  7. Greifenstein
  8. Hohenahr
  1. Hüttenberg
  2. Lahnau
  3. Mittenaar
  4. Schöffengrund
  5. Siegbach
  6. Sinn
  7. Waldsolms

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Coordinates: 50°39′N 8°22′E / 50.650°N 8.367°E / 50.650; 8.367