Guxhagen

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Guxhagen
Coat of arms of Guxhagen
Location of Guxhagen within Schwalm-Eder-Kreis district
Guxhagen in HR.svg
Guxhagen is located in Germany
Guxhagen
Guxhagen
Guxhagen is located in Hesse
Guxhagen
Guxhagen
Coordinates: 51°12′N 09°29′E / 51.200°N 9.483°E / 51.200; 9.483Coordinates: 51°12′N 09°29′E / 51.200°N 9.483°E / 51.200; 9.483
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionKassel
DistrictSchwalm-Eder-Kreis
Government
 • Mayor (2020–26) Susanne Schneider[1] (Ind.)
Area
 • Total26.25 km2 (10.14 sq mi)
Elevation
225 m (738 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total5,384
 • Density210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
34302
Dialling codes05665
Vehicle registrationHR, FZ, MEG, ZIG
Websitewww.guxhagen.de
Former Breitenau monastery in Guxhagen

Guxhagen is a community in Schwalm-Eder district in northern Hesse, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Guxhagen lies about 15 km south of Kassel between the Habichtswald Nature Park and the Meißner-Kaufunger Wald Nature Park on the river Fulda. It neighbors Edermünde, Felsberg, Fuldabrück and Körle. The community consists of the six centers of Albshausen, Büchenwerra, Ellenberg, Grebenau, Guxhagen and Wollrode.

History[edit]

Guxhagen was first documented in 1352 under the name Kukushayn.

From 1664-1941, there were Jewish families living in Guxhagen who formed their own community and built a synagogue and school. After the events at the Kristallnacht pogrom of 1938, the number of community members decreased to 64 in 1939 (3.3% of 1,919). In connection with the November pogrom, eleven Jewish men and a boy were arrested and brought to Breitenau concentration camp. After this event, many Jews left. During The Holocaust the rest of Jews were deported to concentration camps and most of them died.

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

Municipal council is made up of 31 members.

  • SPD 14 seats
  • Gemeinschaftsliste Guxhagen ("community list") 7 seats
  • CDU 6 seats
  • Greens 4 seats

(as of municipal elections held on 2011)

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

Guxhagen lies on Federal Highway (Bundesstraße) B 83 and Autobahn A 7 (KasselBad Hersfeld).

The community belongs to the North Hesse Transport Network, which among other things runs a hailed shared taxi within the greater community and offers local train connections.

Personalities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Direkt gewählte (Ober-) Bürgermeister/-innen der hessischen Städte und Gemeinden, accessed 5 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung in Hessen am 31.12.2020 nach Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). June 2021.