Schöffengrund

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Schöffengrund
Coat of arms of Schöffengrund
Coat of arms
Schöffengrund   is located in Germany
Schöffengrund
Schöffengrund
Coordinates: 50°29′N 08°29′E / 50.483°N 8.483°E / 50.483; 8.483Coordinates: 50°29′N 08°29′E / 50.483°N 8.483°E / 50.483; 8.483
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Gießen
District Lahn-Dill-Kreis
Government
 • Mayor Hans-Peter Stock
Area
 • Total 34.11 km2 (13.17 sq mi)
Elevation 285 m (935 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,415
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 35641
Dialling codes 06445
Vehicle registration LDK
Website www.schoeffengrund.de

Schöffengrund is a community in the Lahn-Dill-Kreis in Hesse, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Schöffengrund lies only a few kilometres south of Wetzlar in the Hochtaunus Nature Park.

Neighbouring communities[edit]

Schöffengrund borders in the north on the towns of Solms and Wetzlar, in the east on the community of Hüttenberg (all three in the Lahn-Dill-Kreis), in the southeast on the community of Langgöns (Gießen district), in the south on the community of Waldsolms, and in the west on the town of Braunfels (both in the Lahn-Dill-Kreis).

Constituent communities[edit]

The community consists of the centres of Laufdorf, Niederquembach, Niederwetz, Oberquembach, Oberwetz and Schwalbach.

History[edit]

As part of Hesse's municipal reforms, the communities of Schwalbach, Laufdorf, Niederquembach, Niederwetz, Oberquembach and Oberwetz merged on 1 January 1972 and chose the historic name Schöffengrund, which does back to the old court region, the so-called "Quembacher Gericht", which was held at the "stone" near Oberquembach. This was where the Schöffen ("jurymen") from distinguished families in the villages that belonged to the court met for the court's sittings. Grund is, of course, German for "ground".

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

The municipal elections in 2011 yielded the following results:

SPD 8 seats
FWG 11 seats
CDU 5 seats
Greens 5 seats
UWG 2 seats

Note: FWG and UWG are citizens' coalitions.

Partnerships[edit]

The community of Schöffengrund maintains partnerships with the following places:

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