Vogelsbergkreis

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.

Vogelsbergkreis
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Adm. regionGießen
CapitalLauterbach
Area
 • Total1,458.96 km2 (563.31 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2019)[1]
 • Total105,643
 • Density72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationVB
Websitehttp://www.vogelsberg.de

HistoryEdit

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

GeographyEdit

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

Coat of armsEdit

  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 municipalitiesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand am 31.12.2019". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). July 2020.

External linksEdit

 
landscape near Alsfeld

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