Nidda, Hesse

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Nidda
Nidda Mühle pano 3268.jpg
Coat of arms of Nidda
Coat of arms
Nidda is located in Germany
Nidda
Nidda
Coordinates: 50°24′46″N 9°0′33″E / 50.41278°N 9.00917°E / 50.41278; 9.00917Coordinates: 50°24′46″N 9°0′33″E / 50.41278°N 9.00917°E / 50.41278; 9.00917
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Darmstadt
District Wetteraukreis
Subdivisions 18 districts
Government
 • Mayor Hans-Peter Seum (free)
Area
 • Total 118.34 km2 (45.69 sq mi)
Elevation 131 m (430 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 16,786
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 63667
Dialling codes 06043
Vehicle registration FB
Website www.nidda.de

Nidda is a town in the district Wetterau, in Hesse, Germany. It is situated on the Nidda river, approximately 40 km (25 mi) northeast of Frankfurt am Main.

Division of the town[edit]

The municipality consists of the districts Unter-Widdersheim, Ober-Widdersheim, Borsdorf, Harb, Bad-Salzhausen, Geiß-Nidda, Ulfa, Stornfels, Eichelsdorf, Ober-Schmitten, Unter-Schmitten, Kohden, Nidda, Michelnau, Fauerbach, Wallernhausen, Schwickartshausen, Unter-Lais and Ober-Lais.

History[edit]

Invited through a manifesto issued by Catherine the Great, several families from this region travelled to Russia in the late 18th century to settle in the Volga Region near Saratov.[2] Family names Daubert and Pfaffenroth are examples of Volga Germans who helped to establish local villages, including Yagodnaya Polyana.

Nidda has a vibrant mix of people from many backgrounds, which includes Turkish, Russian and Pakistanis. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat opened its first purpose-built Mosque in Nidda in 2011.

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