Wetteraukreis

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Wetteraukreis
Statistics
State:Hesse
Capital:Friedberg
Adm. Region:Darmstadt
Area:1,100.69 km²
Inhabitants:298,124 (2004)
pop. density:271 inh./km²
Car identification:FB
Homepage:http://www.wetteraukreis.de
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Map of Hesse highlighting the district Wetteraukreis

The Wetteraukreis is a Kreis (district) in the middle of Hesse, Germany. Neighbouring districts are Landkreis Gießen, Vogelsbergkreis, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, district-free Stadt Frankfurt, Hochtaunuskreis, Lahn-Dill-Kreis.

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History

The district was created in 1972 when the two districts Friedberg and Büdingen were pooled together.

Geography

The district is located between the Taunus mountains and the Vogelsberg volcanic mountain. The main river of the district is the Nidda.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The imperial eagle in the top of the coat of arms was chosen because the Wetterau was imperial possession in the past. The bars in the bottom derive from the lords of Isenburg-Büdingen, who owned most of the area. The wavy line depicts the river Wetter which flows through the capital Friedberg.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bad Nauheim
  2. Bad Vilbel
  3. Büdingen
  4. Butzbach
  5. Friedberg
  6. Gedern
  7. Karben
  8. Münzenberg
  9. Nidda
  10. Niddatal
  11. Ortenberg
  12. Reichelsheim
  13. Rosbach vor der Höhe
  1. Altenstadt
  2. Echzell
  3. Florstadt
  4. Glauburg
  5. Hirzenhain
  6. Kefenrod
  7. Limeshain
  8. Ober-Mörlen
  9. Ranstadt
  10. Rockenberg
  11. Wölfersheim
  12. Wöllstadt

External link

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