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Vogelsbergkreis

Vogelsbergkreis
Flag of Vogelsbergkreis
Coat of arms of Vogelsbergkreis
Map
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Adm. regionGießen
CapitalLauterbach
Government
 • District admin.Manfred Görig (SPD)
Area
 • Total1,458.96 km2 (563.31 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2022)[1]
 • Total106,833
 • Density73/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationVB
Websitewww.vogelsbergkreis.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

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

Geography

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

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

AntrifttalAlsfeldGrebenauSchlitzKirtorfHomberg (Ohm)MückeGemündenRomrodSchwalmtalLauterbachWartenbergFeldatalLautertalUlrichsteinHerbsteinSchottenGrebenhainFreiensteinauMarburg-BiedenkopfSchwalm-Eder-KreisHersfeld-RotenburgFulda (district)WetteraukreisMain-Kinzig-Kreis
Clickable map of towns and municipalities in the district
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

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung in Hessen am 31.12.2022 nach Gemeinden" (XLS) (in German). Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt. June 2023.
landscape near Alsfeld

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

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