Schwarzenborn, Hesse

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Coat of arms of Schwarzenborn
Coat of arms
Schwarzenborn  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 50°55′N 9°26′E / 50.917°N 9.433°E / 50.917; 9.433Coordinates: 50°55′N 9°26′E / 50.917°N 9.433°E / 50.917; 9.433
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Kassel
District Schwalm-Eder-Kreis
 • Mayor Jürgen Kaufmann
 • Total 26.90 km2 (10.39 sq mi)
Elevation 479 m (1,572 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,408
 • Density 52/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 34639
Dialling codes 05686
Vehicle registration HR

Schwarzenborn is the smallest town in Hesse, Germany.



Schwarzenborn lies in the Schwalm-Eder district some 13.5 km from Homberg in the Knüll. Through the constituent community of Grebenhagen flows the river Efze.

Constituent communities[edit]

The town consists of the two centres of Grebenhagen and Schwarzenborn.


Coat of arms[edit]

Schwarzenborn's civic coat of arms might be heraldically described thus: Argent a goat-headed spreadeagle sable langued gules, surmounted by an inescutcheon sable a mullet of six Or.

Schwarzenborn's arms bear a likeness to both Neukirchen's and Schwalmstadt's. All three have the goat-headed spreadeagle and a star on the inescutcheon (small shield within the bigger one), but colouring varies among the three.

Town partnerships[edit]

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

The town is well known for being a Bundeswehr base with a large training area, furnishing some 300 jobs to local civilians, making the Bundeswehr the town's biggest employer. The garrison is home of the Jägerregiment 1 (1st Ranger Regiment), which is the infantry element of the German Army's Luftbewegliche Brigade 1 (1st Air Mobile Brigade) at Fritzlar Army Base.


The Hersfeld-West Autobahn interchange on the A 7 (KasselWürzburg) is about 15 km away.

Schwarzenborn is joined to the railway network through the stations at Schwalmstadt-Treysa and Bad Hersfeld.


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