Ahnatal

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Ahnatal
Coat of arms of Ahnatal
Coat of arms
Ahnatal   is located in Germany
Ahnatal
Ahnatal
Coordinates: 51°21′N 09°23′E / 51.350°N 9.383°E / 51.350; 9.383Coordinates: 51°21′N 09°23′E / 51.350°N 9.383°E / 51.350; 9.383
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Kassel
District Kassel
Government
 • Mayor Michael Aufenanger.
Area
 • Total 18.03 km2 (6.96 sq mi)
Elevation 265 m (869 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 7,893
 • Density 440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 34292
Dialling codes 05609
Vehicle registration KS
Website www.ahnatal.de

Ahnatal is a municipality in the district of Kassel, in Hesse, Germany. It is situated roughly 9 km northwest of Kassel, Germany.

Division of the municipality[edit]

It consists of three constituent villages, Weimar, Heckershausen, and Kammerberg.

Notable places[edit]

Although not famous for any particular sights, the "Bühl" in Weimar attracted geological interest at the beginning of the 20th century as it is one of the very few places where elementary iron (i.e. no iron compounds) can be found. The former mine is now a lake which is popular as a swimming pool.

Politics[edit]

From 1945 till 2008, Ahnatal has always had a social-democratic government. However, in the most recent elections of a mayor, the Christian-democratic candidate Michael Aufenanger was elected.

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