Vogelsbergkreis

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Vogelsbergkreis
Hesse vb (1).png
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Adm. regionGießen
CapitalLauterbach
Area
 • Total1,458.96 km2 (563.31 sq mi)
Population
(31 December 2017)[1]
 • Total106,451
 • Density73/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationVB
Websitehttp://www.vogelsberg.de

The Vogelsbergkreis is a Kreis (district) in the middle of Hesse, Germany. Neighbouring districts are Schwalm-Eder, Hersfeld-Rotenburg, Fulda, Main-Kinzig, Wetteraukreis, Gießen and Marburg-Biedenkopf.

History[edit]

The district was created in 1972 by merging the former districts Alsfeld and Lauterbach.

Geography[edit]

The main feature of the district is the Vogelsberg, an extinct volcano, last active 7 million years ago.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms The lion in the bottom half is the lion of Hesse. The lilies in the upper part show the flowers of the martagon lily (German Türkenbund, Lilium martagon), a rare plant which grows in some protected areas of the district. The flowers were taken from the coat of arms of the Lauterbach district.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

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Towns Municipalities
  1. Alsfeld
  2. Grebenau
  3. Herbstein
  4. Homberg (Ohm)
  5. Kirtorf
  6. Lauterbach
  7. Romrod
  8. Schlitz
  9. Schotten
  10. Ulrichstein
  1. Antrifttal
  2. Feldatal
  3. Freiensteinau
  4. Gemünden
  5. Grebenhain
  6. Lautertal
  7. Mücke
  8. Schwalmtal
  9. Wartenberg
Alsfeld by night

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

landscape near Alsfeld

Coordinates: 50°39′N 9°16′E / 50.650°N 9.267°E / 50.650; 9.267