Waldsolms

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Waldsolms
Coat of arms of Waldsolms
Coat of arms
Waldsolms   is located in Germany
Waldsolms
Waldsolms
Coordinates: 50°25′N 08°31′E / 50.417°N 8.517°E / 50.417; 8.517Coordinates: 50°25′N 08°31′E / 50.417°N 8.517°E / 50.417; 8.517
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Gießen
District Lahn-Dill-Kreis
Government
 • Mayor Bernd Heine
Area
 • Total 44.75 km2 (17.28 sq mi)
Elevation 277 m (909 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,811
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 35647
Dialling codes 06085
Vehicle registration LDK
Website www.waldsolms.de

Waldsolms is a community in the Lahn-Dill-Kreis in Hesse, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Waldsolms lies in the Hochtaunus Nature Park between Wetzlar and Usingen.

Neighbouring communities[edit]

Waldsolms borders in the north on the town of Braunfels and the community of Schöffengrund (both in the Lahn-Dill-Kreis), in the east on the community of Langgöns (Gießen district), in the southeast on the town of Butzbach (Wetteraukreis), in the south on the community of Grävenwiesbach (Hochtaunuskreis) and in the west on the community of Weilmünster (Limburg-Weilburg).

Constituent communities[edit]

The community consists of the six centres of Brandoberndorf (administrative seat), Griedelbach, Hasselborn, Kraftsolms, Kröffelbach and Weiperfelden.

History[edit]

As part of Hesse's municipal reform, the aforesaid communities voluntarily joined together on 1 January 1972 to form the new greater community.

Politics[edit]

Partnerships[edit]

Waldsolms maintains a partnership with the following place:

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

Brandoberndorf has been since 2000 the end point of the Taunusbahn railway, run as Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund line 15 by the Hessische Landesbahn GmbH. It is part of a once abandoned Deutsche Bahn line that now sees new life as a commuter railway. The stretch from Grävenwiesbach to Brandoberndorf was brought back into service in 2000 after the line's great success since 1993, when service began.

References[edit]

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.

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