Wolfhagen

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Wolfhagen
Coat of arms of Wolfhagen
Coat of arms
Wolfhagen is located in Germany
Wolfhagen
Wolfhagen
Location of Wolfhagen within Kassel district
Wolfhagen in KS mit Labels.svg
Coordinates: 51°19′N 09°10′E / 51.317°N 9.167°E / 51.317; 9.167Coordinates: 51°19′N 09°10′E / 51.317°N 9.167°E / 51.317; 9.167
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Kassel
District Kassel
Government
 • Mayor Reinhard Schaake (Ind.)
Area
 • Total 111.95 km2 (43.22 sq mi)
Elevation 242 - 385 m (−1,021 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total 13,121
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 34466
Dialling codes 05692
Vehicle registration KS, HOG, WOH
Website www.wolfhagen.de

Wolfhagen is a town in the district of Kassel, in Hesse, Germany. It is located 12 km southeast of Bad Arolsen, and 23 km west of Kassel on the German Timber-Frame Road. In 1992, the town hosted the 32nd Hessentag state festival.

A Topographia Hassiae of Wolfhagen in 1655

Mayor[edit]

The mayor Reinhard Schaake (independent) was elected in 1999. Schaake was reelected in 2005 and 2011.[2]

Sons and daughters of the city[edit]

Theodor Kleinschmidt

Popular Event[edit]

Wolfhagen should not be confused with the similarly named Wolfshagen in the Harz, where each year thousands of Germans come to celebrate Walpurgis.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der hessischen Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). September 2018.
  2. ^ "Walpurgis in Wolfshagen in the Harz". Walpurgis in Wolfshagen in the Harz.
  3. ^ Matthias, Brunnert; Nils, Vöge (April 30, 2016). ""Wolfshake Witch's Breed" celebrates Walpurgis Night". Weser Kurier.

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