Marburg-Biedenkopf

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Marburg-Biedenkopf
District
Hessen MR.png
Country  Germany
State Hesse
Adm. region Gießen
Capital Marburg
Area
 • Total 1,262.55 km2 (487.47 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 241,279
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration MR
Website marburg-biedenkopf.de

Marburg-Biedenkopf is a Kreis (district) in the west of Hesse, Germany. Neighboring districts are Waldeck-Frankenberg, Schwalm-Eder, Vogelsbergkreis, Gießen, Lahn-Dill, Siegen-Wittgenstein.

History[edit]

The district was created in 1974 when the districts Marburg, Biedenkopf and the former urban district of Marburg were merged.

The district has partnerships with Huntingdonshire in the United Kingdom, the borough of Charlottenburg in Berlin, and the district of Kościerzyna in Poland.

Geography[edit]

The main river in the district is the Lahn.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms The coat of arms shows the lion of Hesse, as Marburg was the seat of the counts of Hesse, and also their tomb is located in a church in Marburg. The coat held by the lion shows the black cross of the Counts of the Teutonic Knights, who had a castle in Marburg as well.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Amöneburg
  2. Biedenkopf
  3. Gladenbach
  4. Kirchhain
  5. Marburg
  6. Neustadt
  7. Rauschenberg
  8. Stadtallendorf
  9. Wetter
  1. Angelburg
  2. Bad Endbach
  3. Breidenbach
  4. Cölbe
  5. Dautphetal
  6. Ebsdorfergrund
  7. Fronhausen
  1. Lahntal
  2. Lohra
  3. Münchhausen am Christenberg
  4. Steffenberg
  5. Weimar
  6. Wohratal

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Landkreis Marburg-Biedenkopf at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 50°47′10″N 8°46′19″E / 50.786173°N 8.771918°E / 50.786173; 8.771918