Vellmar is a town in the Kassel district, in Hesse, Germany. It is located on the Ahne river.

Vellmar
Coat of arms of Vellmar
Coat of arms
Location of Vellmar within Kassel district
Vellmar in KS mit Labels.svg
Vellmar is located in Germany
Vellmar
Vellmar
Vellmar is located in Hesse
Vellmar
Vellmar
Coordinates: 51°21′N 09°28′E / 51.350°N 9.467°E / 51.350; 9.467Coordinates: 51°21′N 09°28′E / 51.350°N 9.467°E / 51.350; 9.467
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionKassel
DistrictKassel
Government
 • MayorDirk Stochla (SPD)
Area
 • Total13.97 km2 (5.39 sq mi)
Elevation
163 - 361 m (−1,021 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total18,134
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
34246
Dialling codes0561
Vehicle registrationKS
Websitewww.vellmar.de

HistoryEdit

Vellmar gained city rights on August 30, 1975 to mark its 1200th anniversary, becoming, together with Baunatal, the youngest city in the district of Kassel. Between 1975 and the mid-1980s, the centre of the city with the town hall, shops and medical-centre, and the residential area of Musikerviertel, was built. The river Ahne that runs through the city is the namesake for the Ahnepark local recreation area, built in 1986.

Vellmar consists of four districts: Obervellmar, Niedervellmar, Frommershausen and Vellmar-West.

TransportationEdit

The traffic infrastructure of Vellmar consists of two railway stations – Obervellmar and Niedervellmar - and the B 7 road. A connection with the Kassel tram system is currently under construction.

International relationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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