Vogelsbergkreis Rural District

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Vogelsbergkreis
District
Coordinates: 50°39′N 9°16′E / 50.65°N 9.267°E / 50.65; 9.267Coordinates: 50°39′N 9°16′E / 50.65°N 9.267°E / 50.65; 9.267
Country  Germany
State Hesse
Adm. region Gießen
Capital Lauterbach
Area
 • Total 1,458.97 km2 (563.31 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 118,067
 • Density 80.9249/km2 (209.5945/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration VB

The Vogelsbergkreis is a Kreis (district) in the middle of Hesse, Germany.

History[change | change source]

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

Geography[change | change source]

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

Coat of arms[change | change source]

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[change | change source]

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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

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