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Hesse FB.svg
Country  Germany
State Hesse
Adm. region Darmstadt
Capital Friedberg
 • Total 1,101.71 km2 (425.37 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2015)[1]
 • Total 301,931
 • Density 270/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration FB, BÜD
Website http://www.wetteraukreis.de
Area view of Eckartshausen

The Wetteraukreis is a Kreis (district) in the middle of Hesse, Germany. Neighbouring districts are Landkreis Gießen, Vogelsbergkreis, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, district-free Stadt Frankfurt, Hochtaunuskreis and Lahn-Dill-Kreis.


The district was created in 1972 when the two districts Friedberg and Büdingen were merged.


The district is located between the Taunus mountains and the Vogelsberg volcanic mountain. The main rivers of the district are the Nidda River and the Wetter River.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms The imperial eagle in the top of the coat of arms was chosen because the Wetterau was imperial possession in the past. The bars in the bottom derive from the lords of Isenburg-Büdingen, who owned most of the area. The wavy line depicts the river Wetter which flows through the capital Friedberg.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Towns and municipalities in Wetteraukreis
Towns Municipalities
  1. Bad Nauheim
  2. Bad Vilbel
  3. Büdingen
  4. Butzbach
  5. Florstadt
  6. Friedberg
  7. Gedern
  8. Karben
  9. Münzenberg
  10. Nidda
  11. Niddatal
  12. Ortenberg
  13. Reichelsheim
  14. Rosbach vor der Höhe
  1. Altenstadt
  2. Echzell
  3. Glauburg
  4. Hirzenhain
  5. Kefenrod
  6. Limeshain
  7. Ober-Mörlen
  8. Ranstadt
  9. Rockenberg
  10. Wölfersheim
  11. Wöllstadt


External links[edit]

Media related to Wetteraukreis at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 50°22′N 8°55′E / 50.367°N 8.917°E / 50.367; 8.917