Waldsolms

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Waldsolms
Coat of arms of Waldsolms
Coat of arms
Location of Waldsolms
Waldsolms is located in Germany
Waldsolms
Waldsolms
Waldsolms is located in Hesse
Waldsolms
Waldsolms
Coordinates: 50°25′N 08°31′E / 50.417°N 8.517°E / 50.417; 8.517Coordinates: 50°25′N 08°31′E / 50.417°N 8.517°E / 50.417; 8.517
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionGießen
DistrictLahn-Dill-Kreis
Government
 • MayorBernd Heine
Area
 • Total44.75 km2 (17.28 sq mi)
Elevation
277 m (909 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,765
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
35647
Dialling codes06085
Vehicle registrationLDK
Websitewww.waldsolms.de

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

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Waldsolms lies in the Hochtaunus Nature Park between Wetzlar and Usingen.

Neighbouring communities[edit]

Waldsolms borders in the north on the town of Braunfels and the community of Schöffengrund (both in the Lahn-Dill-Kreis), in the east on the community of Langgöns (Gießen district), in the southeast on the town of Butzbach (Wetteraukreis), in the south on the community of Grävenwiesbach (Hochtaunuskreis) and in the west on the community of Weilmünster (Limburg-Weilburg).

Constituent communities[edit]

The community consists of the six centres of Brandoberndorf (administrative seat), Griedelbach, Hasselborn, Kraftsolms, Kröffelbach and Weiperfelden.

History[edit]

As part of Hesse's municipal reform, the aforesaid communities voluntarily joined together on 1 January 1972 to form the new greater community.

Politics[edit]

Partnerships[edit]

Waldsolms maintains a partnership with the following place:

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

Brandoberndorf has been since 2000 the end point of the Taunusbahn railway, run as Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund line 15 by the Hessische Landesbahn GmbH. It is part of a once abandoned Deutsche Bahn line that now sees new life as a commuter railway. The stretch from Grävenwiesbach to Brandoberndorf was brought back into service in 2000 after the line's great success since 1993, when service began.

References[edit]

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

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