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

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.

History

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

Geography

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

Coat of arms

Coat of arms 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 municipalities

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Alsfeld by night

References

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

External links

landscape near Alsfeld

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


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