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==Coat of arms==
[[Image:Siegelmarke Stadt Usingen - Preussen W0229250.jpg|thumb|Seal around 1900]]
The earliest seal whose appearance is known – there had been earlier ones, but what they looked like is unknown – dates from 1277 and shows the four [[Lion (heraldry)|lions]] (golden ones denoting [[House of Nassau|Nassau]]; silver ones denoting [[Saarbrücken]]), since the town was ruled then by the [[Nassau-Saarbrücken|Counts of Nassau-Saarbrücken]]. Later seals did not show the billets and crosses with which the fields are spangled, but they reappeared in 1935, when the current arms were conferred. An earlier town symbol, a cloverleaf (or heraldically, a [[Trefoil|trefoil]]), may explain the charge on the inescutcheon. This was also added to the arms in 1935.<ref name="Usingen - coat of arms">{{cite web|author=Heraldry of the world |url= |title=Usingen - coat of arms |language=en | |date=1 March 2016}}</ref>
===Geographical setting===
Usingen lies on the [[Usa River (Germany)|Usa River]] in the Usinger Becken at the north-eastern edge of the [[Taunus]]. It is located about 30&nbsp;km north of [[Frankfurt am Main]], 27 &nbsp;km south of Wetzlar and 38&nbsp;km northeast of [[Wiesbaden]], putting it on the edge of the [[Frankfurt Rhein-Main Region]].
The town core is about 300 m above [[sea level]]. The highest elevation in the main town of Usingen is the ''Hohe Berg'' ("High Mountain"), 414&nbsp;m above sea level.
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