Schwarzenborn is the smallest town in Hesse, Germany.

Schwarzenborn
Coat of arms of Schwarzenborn
Coat of arms
Location of Schwarzenborn within Schwalm-Eder-Kreis district
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Schwarzenborn is located in Germany
Schwarzenborn
Schwarzenborn
Schwarzenborn is located in Hesse
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Schwarzenborn
Coordinates: 50°55′N 9°26′E / 50.917°N 9.433°E / 50.917; 9.433Coordinates: 50°55′N 9°26′E / 50.917°N 9.433°E / 50.917; 9.433
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionKassel
DistrictSchwalm-Eder-Kreis
Government
 • MayorJürgen Kaufmann
Area
 • Total26.90 km2 (10.39 sq mi)
Elevation
479 m (1,572 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,203
 • Density45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
34639
Dialling codes05686
Vehicle registrationHR
Websitewww.schwarzenborn.de

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

Schwarzenborn lies in the Schwalm-Eder district some 13.5 km from Homberg in the Knüll. Through the constituent community of Grebenhagen flows the river Efze.

Constituent communitiesEdit

The town consists of the two centres of Grebenhagen and Schwarzenborn.

PoliticsEdit

Coat of armsEdit

Schwarzenborn's civic coat of arms might be heraldically described thus: Argent a goat-headed spreadeagle sable langued gules, surmounted by an inescutcheon sable a mullet of six Or.

Schwarzenborn's arms bear a likeness to both Neukirchen's and Schwalmstadt's. All three have the goat-headed spreadeagle and a star on the inescutcheon (small shield within the bigger one), but colouring varies among the three.

Town partnershipsEdit

Economy and infrastructureEdit

The town is well known for being a Bundeswehr base with a large training area, furnishing some 300 jobs to local civilians, making the Bundeswehr the town's biggest employer. The garrison is home of the Jägerregiment 1 (1st Ranger Regiment), which is the infantry element of the German Army's Luftbewegliche Brigade 1 (1st Air Mobile Brigade) at Fritzlar Army Base.

TransportEdit

The Hersfeld-West Autobahn interchange on the A 7 (KasselWürzburg) is about 15 km away.

Schwarzenborn is joined to the railway network through the stations at Schwalmstadt-Treysa and Bad Hersfeld.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand am 31.12.2018". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). July 2019.

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