Marburg-Biedenkopf

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Marburg-Biedenkopf
Hessen MR.png
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Adm. regionGießen
CapitalMarburg
Area
 • Total1,262.55 km2 (487.47 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2017)[1]
 • Total246,165
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationMR
Websitemarburg-biedenkopf.de

Marburg-Biedenkopf is a Kreis (district) in the west of Hesse, Germany. Neighboring districts are Waldeck-Frankenberg, Schwalm-Eder, Vogelsbergkreis, Gießen, Lahn-Dill, Siegen-Wittgenstein.

History[edit]

The district was created in 1974 when the districts Marburg, Biedenkopf and the former urban district of Marburg were merged.

The district has partnerships with Huntingdonshire in the United Kingdom, the borough of Charlottenburg in Berlin, and the district of Kościerzyna in Poland.

Geography[edit]

The main river in the district is the Lahn.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms The coat of arms shows the lion of Hesse, as Marburg was the seat of the landgraves of Hesse, and also their tomb is located in a church in Marburg. The coat held by the lion shows the black cross of the Counts of the Teutonic Knights, who had a castle in Marburg as well.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Amöneburg
  2. Biedenkopf
  3. Gladenbach
  4. Kirchhain
  5. Marburg
  6. Neustadt
  7. Rauschenberg
  8. Stadtallendorf
  9. Wetter
  1. Angelburg
  2. Bad Endbach
  3. Breidenbach
  4. Cölbe
  5. Dautphetal
  6. Ebsdorfergrund
  7. Fronhausen
  1. Lahntal
  2. Lohra
  3. Münchhausen am Christenberg
  4. Steffenberg
  5. Weimar
  6. Wohratal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der hessischen Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). September 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to Landkreis Marburg-Biedenkopf at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 50°47′10″N 8°46′19″E / 50.786173°N 8.771918°E / 50.786173; 8.771918