Lahn-Dill-Kreis Rural District

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Coat of arms
Coordinates: 50°39′N 8°22′E / 50.65°N 8.367°E / 50.65; 8.367Coordinates: 50°39′N 8°22′E / 50.65°N 8.367°E / 50.65; 8.367
Country  Germany
State Hesse
Adm. region Gießen
Founded 1977
Capital Wetzlar
 • Total 1,066.51 km2 (411.78 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 252,106
 • Density 236.3841/km2 (612.232/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration LDK (before 1991 L)

Lahn-Dill is a Kreis (district) in the west of Hesse, Germany.

History[change | change source]

In 1977 the district Gießen was merged with the districts Wetzlar and Dillkreis to the new Lahn-Dill-Kreis. However this big district was not popular, so in 1979 Giessen was split from it.

Geography[change | change source]

The main rivers of the district are the Lahn and the Dill, which also gave it the name.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The coat of arms shows the imperial eagle in the top, a sign for the imperial city Wetzlar. The bottom part - taken from the arms of the previous Dillkreis - shows the lion of Nassau and the horn of the princes of Orange-Nassau, which later became the Dutch royal family. Dillenburg was the capital of the county of Nassau and later of Nassau-Orange.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Aßlar
  2. Braunfels
  3. Dillenburg
  4. Haiger
  5. Herborn
  6. Leun
  7. Solms
  8. Wetzlar
  1. Bischoffen
  2. Breitscheid
  3. Dietzhölztal
  4. Driedorf
  5. Ehringshausen
  6. Eschenburg
  7. Greifenstein
  8. Hohenahr
  1. Hüttenberg
  2. Lahnau
  3. Mittenaar
  4. Schöffengrund
  5. Siegbach
  6. Sinn
  7. Waldsolms

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