Vogelsbergkreis

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Vogelsbergkreis
District
Hesse vb (1).png
Country  Germany
State Hesse
Adm. region Gießen
Capital Lauterbach
Area
 • Total 1,458.97 km2 (563.31 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 106,947
 • Density 73/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration VB
Website http://www.vogelsberg.de

The Vogelsbergkreis is a Kreis (district) in the middle of Hesse, Germany. Neighbouring districts are Schwalm-Eder, Hersfeld-Rotenburg, Fulda, Main-Kinzig, Wetteraukreis, Gießen and Marburg-Biedenkopf.

History[edit]

The district was created in 1972 by merging the former districts Alsfeld and Lauterbach.

Geography[edit]

The main feature of the district is the Vogelsberg, an extinct volcano, last active 7 million years ago.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms The lion in the bottom half is the lion of Hesse. The lilies in the upper part show the flowers of the martagon lily (German Türkenbund, Lilium martagon), a rare plant which grows in some protected areas of the district. The flowers were taken from the coat of arms of the Lauterbach district.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

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Towns Municipalities
  1. Alsfeld
  2. Grebenau
  3. Herbstein
  4. Homberg (Ohm)
  5. Kirtorf
  6. Lauterbach
  7. Romrod
  8. Schlitz
  9. Schotten
  10. Ulrichstein
  1. Antrifttal
  2. Feldatal
  3. Freiensteinau
  4. Gemünden
  5. Grebenhain
  6. Lautertal
  7. Mücke
  8. Schwalmtal
  9. Wartenberg

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Coordinates: 50°39′N 9°16′E / 50.650°N 9.267°E / 50.650; 9.267