Vellmar

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Vellmar
Coat of arms of Vellmar
Coat of arms
Vellmar is located in Germany
Vellmar
Vellmar
Coordinates: 51°21′N 09°28′E / 51.350°N 9.467°E / 51.350; 9.467Coordinates: 51°21′N 09°28′E / 51.350°N 9.467°E / 51.350; 9.467
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Kassel
District Kassel
Government
 • Mayor Dirk Stochla (SPD)
Area
 • Total 13.97 km2 (5.39 sq mi)
Elevation 163 - 361 m (−1,021 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 18,131
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 34246
Dialling codes 0561
Vehicle registration KS
Website www.vellmar.de

Vellmar is a town in the Kassel district, in Hesse, Germany. It is located on the Ahne river.

History[edit]

Vellmar gained city rights on August 30, 1975 to mark its 1200th anniversary, becoming together with Baunatal the youngest city in the district of Kassel. Between 1975 and the mid-1980s, the centre of the city with the town hall, shops and medical-centre, and the residential area of Musikerviertel, was built. Through the city runs the river Ahne, after which was named the Ahnepark local recreation area, built in 1986.

Vellmar consists of four districts: Obervellmar, Niedervellmar, Frommershausen and Vellmar-West.

Transportation[edit]

The traffic infrastructure of Vellmar consists of two railway stations - Obervellmar and Niedervellmar - and the B 7 road. A connection with the Kassel tram system is currently under construction.

International relations[edit]

Vellmar is twinned with:

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