Bad Soden-Salmünster

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Bad Soden-Salmünster
Salmünster with Saints Peter and Paul Church
Salmünster with Saints Peter and Paul Church
Coat of arms of Bad Soden-Salmünster
Coat of arms
Bad Soden-Salmünster  is located in Germany
Bad Soden-Salmünster
Bad Soden-Salmünster
Coordinates: 50°16′N 09°22′E / 50.267°N 9.367°E / 50.267; 9.367Coordinates: 50°16′N 09°22′E / 50.267°N 9.367°E / 50.267; 9.367
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Darmstadt
District Main-Kinzig-Kreis
Government
 • Mayor Lothar Büttner
Area
 • Total 58.62 km2 (22.63 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 13,351
 • Density 230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 63628
Dialling codes 06056
Vehicle registration MKK
Website www.badsoden-salmuenster.de

Bad Soden-Salmünster is a town in the Main-Kinzig district, in Hesse, Germany. It is situated on the river Kinzig, between Fulda and Hanau. It has a population of around 13,000.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

The municipality is located on both sides of the Kinzig river in the Main-Kinzig district of Hesse. Its territory extends into the hills of the Vogelsberg to the north and into the Spessart to the south.

The two main population centres, Bad Soden and Salmünster, are both situated in the Kinzig valley.

Subdivisions[edit]

The Stadt (town) Bad Soden-Salmünster today consists of the following 11 Stadtteile (boroughs): Ahl (de), Alsberg (de), Bad Soden, Hausen, Eckardroth (de), Katholisch-Willenroth, Kerbersdorf (de), Mernes (de), Romsthal (de), Salmünster and Wahlert (de).

Bad Soden and Salmünster are the two Kernstadtteile (core boroughs). The current municipality was created in the Gebietsreform (de) of 1970, 1972 and 1974.[2]

Neighbouring communities[edit]

From the north, clockwise, the neighbouring municipalities are: Birstein, Steinau an der Straße, Gutsbezirk Spessart (de) (an unincorporated area surrounding the Stadtteil of Alfeld), Bad Orb, Wächtersbach and Brachttal. The Stadtteil Mernes is separated from the rest of the municipal territory by the Gutsbezirk Spessart. It also borders on Forst Aura (de) (another unincorporated wooded area and part of the Main-Spessart district of Bavaria) and Jossgrund.

History[edit]

Soden has been a Heilbad (spa) and therefore called "Bad Soden" since 1928.[3]

Government[edit]

The mayor is Lothar Büttner.

Notable buildings[edit]

Infrastructure[edit]

The town has direct access to the Autobahn 66 from Frankfurt to Fulda. It is linked to the rail network by the Bad Soden-Salmünster station (located in the Stadtteil of Salmünster).

At Ahl, the Kinzig is dammed by the Kinzigtalsperre (de), which serves both to control floods and to generate hydroelectric power.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Die Bevölkerung der hessischen Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). September 2014. 
  2. ^ Statistisches Bundesamt (1983). Historisches Gemeindeverzeichnis für die Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Namens-, Grenz- und Schlüsselnummernänderungen bei Gemeinden, Kreisen und Regierungsbezirken vom 27. 5. 1970 bis 31. 12. 1982. W. Kohlhammer GmbH, Stuttgart und Mainz. pp. 376–7. ISBN 3-17-003263-1. 
  3. ^ "Bad Soden bei Salmünster, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, in: Historisches Ortslexikon (German)". Hessisches Landesamt für geschichtliche Landeskunde. Retrieved 29 June 2015.