|• Mayor||Jürgen Adam|
|• Total||54.21 km2 (20.93 sq mi)|
|Elevation||332 m (1,089 ft)|
|• Density||53/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Dialling codes||06638 und 06630|
Schwalmtal borders in the north on the towns of Alsfeld and Grebenau, in the east on the town of Lauterbach, in the south on the community of Lautertal, and in the west on the community of Feldatal and the town of Nidda (Wetteraukreis) and the town of Romrod.
The community of Schwalmtal consists of 9 centres:
- Brauerschwend (administrative seat)
- Ober- and Unter-Sorg
Brauerschwend and Storndorf are the two biggest of these centres, the latter being slightly bigger than the former.
Currently represented on municipal council are three parties, the SPD, the CDU and the FWG (a citizens' coalition). The current mayor is an SPD member whose support on council derives from an SPD-FWG coalition.
Economy and Transport
The constituent communities of Brauerschwend and Storndorf each have a primary school, a kindergarten and a grocer's shop. Furthermore there is a butcher's shop in each as well as branches of the Kreissparkasse/VR-Bank. The community's main industrial area is to be found in Storndorf. Moreover, the district rubbish tip, administered by the ZAV (Zentralstelle für Arbeitsvermittlung, or "Central Post for Work Placement"), lies in the community's outlying countryside. In the constituent community of Hopfgarten is one of Hesse's few knacker's yards.
Renzendorf is home to the community's only railway station, and a location of the Bäckerei Karl (bakery) whose head office is in Storndorf.
- This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.