Steffenberg

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Steffenberg
Coat of arms of Steffenberg
Coat of arms
Steffenberg   is located in Germany
Steffenberg
Steffenberg
Coordinates: 50°51′N 08°28′E / 50.850°N 8.467°E / 50.850; 8.467Coordinates: 50°51′N 08°28′E / 50.850°N 8.467°E / 50.850; 8.467
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Gießen
District Marburg-Biedenkopf
Government
 • Mayor Peter Pfingst (Ind.)
Area
 • Total 24.32 km2 (9.39 sq mi)
Elevation 330-550 m (−1,470 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,061
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 35239
Dialling codes 06464
Vehicle registration MR
Website www.steffenberg.de

Steffenberg is a community in Marburg-Biedenkopf district in Hesse, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Steffenberg lies at the southern foothills of the Rothaargebirge between the towns of Dillenburg (20 km) and Marburg (35 km).

Neighbouring communities[edit]

Steffenberg borders in the north on the community of Breidenbach, in the east on the community of Dautphetal, in the south on the communities of Bad Endbach and Angelburg (all in Marburg-Biedenkopf), and in the west on the community of Eschenburg (Lahn-Dill-Kreis).

Divisions[edit]

The community consists of the following six centres:

  • Niedereisenhausen
  • Oberhörlen
  • Quotshausen
  • Steinperf
  • Obereisenhausen
  • Niederhörlen

History[edit]

On 1 April 1972, the formerly independent communities of Niedereisenhausen, Obereisenhausen, Niederhörlen and Oberhörlen joined together of their own free will into the community of Steffenberg. On 1 July 1974, the communities of Steinperf and Quotshausen were amalgamated by state law with Steffenberg to form the current greater community.

Politics[edit]

Gemeinderat[edit]

These are the results of the municipal election held on 26 March 2006:

Parties and voter coalitions Share in % Seats
CDU Christian Democratic Union 22.2 5
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany 38.9 9
BLS Bürgerliste Steffenberg (citizens' coalition) 38.9 9
total 100 23

Coat of arms[edit]

The civic coat of arms might be described thus: In Or a low fess wavy azure; above, a bear statant sable.

The arms are a visual representation of the river Perf, which flows through the community, and whose name means as much as "bear water".

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