Burghaun

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Burghaun
The Protestant (left) and Catholic (right) churches in the Baroque style in Burghaun
The Protestant (left) and Catholic (right) churches in the Baroque style in Burghaun
Coat of arms of Burghaun
Coat of arms
Burghaun  is located in Germany
Burghaun
Burghaun
Coordinates: 50°42′N 09°43′E / 50.700°N 9.717°E / 50.700; 9.717Coordinates: 50°42′N 09°43′E / 50.700°N 9.717°E / 50.700; 9.717
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Kassel
District Fulda
Government
 • Mayor Simon Sauerbier
Area
 • Total 65.04 km2 (25.11 sq mi)
Elevation 261 m (856 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,387
 • Density 98/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 36151
Dialling codes 06652 & 06653
Vehicle registration FD
Website www.burghaun.de

Burghaun is a municipality in the district of Fulda in the state of Hesse in Germany.

Burghaun itself is a small town with about 3,800 residents. Following the administrative reorganization of Germany in 1972 when smaller communities were grouped together, Burghaun took in the nearby villages of Großenmoor, Gruben, Hechelmannskirchen, Hünhan, (shippo muito) Langenschwarz, Rothenkirchen, Schlotzau and Steinbach.

The municipality of Burghaun (the town itself plus these nearby villages) currently has a total of about 7,000 inhabitants.

As the name "Burghaun" suggests, the town is in the valley of the Haune, a small river that flows into the river Fulda. Burghaun is situated about 5 km north of Hünfeld which, in turn, is about 18 km to the northeast of the city of Fulda. Burghaun is about 150 km northeast of Frankfurt.

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