Wolfhagen is a town in the district of Kassel, in Hesse, Germany. It is located 12 km southeast of Bad Arolsen, and 23 km west of Kassel on the German Timber-Frame Road. In 1992, the town hosted the 32nd Hessentag state festival.

Wolfhagen
Coat of arms of Wolfhagen
Coat of arms
Location of Wolfhagen within Kassel district
Wolfhagen in KS mit Labels.svg
Wolfhagen is located in Germany
Wolfhagen
Wolfhagen
Wolfhagen is located in Hesse
Wolfhagen
Wolfhagen
Coordinates: 51°19′N 09°10′E / 51.317°N 9.167°E / 51.317; 9.167Coordinates: 51°19′N 09°10′E / 51.317°N 9.167°E / 51.317; 9.167
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionKassel
DistrictKassel
Government
 • MayorReinhard Schaake (Ind.)
Area
 • Total111.95 km2 (43.22 sq mi)
Elevation
242 - 385 m (−1,021 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total13,059
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
34466
Dialling codes05692
Vehicle registrationKS, HOG, WOH
Websitewww.wolfhagen.de
A Topographia Hassiae of Wolfhagen in 1655

MayorEdit

The mayor Reinhard Schaake (independent) was elected in 1999. Schaake was reelected in 2005 and 2011.

From private to public electrical gridEdit

The town did not renew its contract with the large electricity provider, E.ON. The town took back control of its electrical power grid and was successful in paying back the loans for the start-up costs.[2]

Sons and daughters of the cityEdit

 
Theodor Kleinschmidt

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand am 31.12.2018". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Chakrabortty, Aditya (28 February 2018). "How a small town reclaimed its grid and sparked a community revolution - Aditya Chakrabortty". The Guardian.

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