Ebsdorfergrund

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Ebsdorfergrund
Coat of arms of Ebsdorfergrund
Coat of arms
Ebsdorfergrund   is located in Germany
Ebsdorfergrund
Ebsdorfergrund
Coordinates: 50°44′N 08°52′E / 50.733°N 8.867°E / 50.733; 8.867Coordinates: 50°44′N 08°52′E / 50.733°N 8.867°E / 50.733; 8.867
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Gießen
District Marburg-Biedenkopf
Government
 • Mayor Andreas Schulz (SPD)
Area
 • Total 72.89 km2 (28.14 sq mi)
Elevation 219 m (719 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,900
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 35085
Dialling codes 06424
Vehicle registration MR
Website www.ebsdorfergrund.de

Ebsdorfergrund is a community consisting of 11 villages in the southeast of Marburg-Biedenkopf district in Hesse, Germany.

The community's municipal area extends over the Ebsdorfer Grund in the valley of the Zwester Ohm and the areas around its edges, connecting the Amöneburg Basin with the middle Lahn valley between Marburg and Gießen.

Through the municipal area runs a highway from Fronhausen (Autobahn interchange in Gießen by Bundesstraße B 3) to Kirchhain. Another one joins Marburg with Grünberg.

The old ring railway, the Marburger Kreisbahn, which opened in 1905 and ran through the municipal area to Dreihausen, was shut down in 1972.

Neighbouring communities[edit]

In the northwest, Ebsdorfergrund borders on the town of Marburg, in the north on the town of Kirchhain, in the northeast on the town of Amöneburg (all in Marburg-Biedenkopf) and the town of Homberg (Vogelsbergkreis), in the south on the community of Rabenau and the town of Allendorf, in the southwest on the town of Staufenberg (all three in Gießen district), and in the west on the communities of Fronhausen and Weimar (both in Marburg-Biedenkopf).

Centres[edit]

The community consists of the following centres (Ortsteile):

  • Beltershausen
  • Dreihausen (Basalt quarry)
  • Ebsdorf
  • Hachborn
  • Heskem-Mölln
  • Ilschhausen
  • Leidenhofen
  • Rauischholzhausen (Schloss Rauischholzhausen stately home with Schlosspark owned by University of Giessen)
  • Roßberg
  • Wermertshausen
  • Wittelsberg

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

As of municipal elections held on 26 March 2006, seats on the municipal council are apportioned thus:

SPD 9 seats CDU 17 seats
Free Voters (citizens' coalition) 4 seats
Greens 1 seat

Coat of arms[edit]

The community's municipal coat of arms might be described as: Or, on a three-knolled hill vert a crenellated tower gules, therein the Hessian shield.

The coat of arms recalls the Wittelsberg Schanze, who served the Hessian Landgraves by watching over traffic on the road running through the Ebsdorfer Grund between areas belonging to the Ecclesiastical Principality of Mainz.

Partnerships[edit]

The community of Ebsdorfergrund maintains partnerships with the following municipalities:

Important personalities[edit]

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