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Lorsch

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Lorsch
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Lorsch
Coat of arms
Location of Lorsch within Bergstraße district
Lorsch in HP.svg
Lorsch is located in Germany
Lorsch
Lorsch
Lorsch is located in Hesse
Lorsch
Lorsch
Coordinates: 49°39′14″N 8°34′3″E / 49.65389°N 8.56750°E / 49.65389; 8.56750Coordinates: 49°39′14″N 8°34′3″E / 49.65389°N 8.56750°E / 49.65389; 8.56750
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionDarmstadt
DistrictBergstraße
Government
 • MayorChristian Schönung (CDU)
Area
 • Total25.24 km2 (9.75 sq mi)
Elevation
93 m (305 ft)
Population
 (2016-12-31)[2]
 • Total13,492
 • Density530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
64653
Dialling codes06251
Vehicle registrationHP
Websitelorsch.de

Lorsch is a small town in southwest Germany (60 km (37.3 mi) south of Frankfurt am Main) in the Kreis Bergstraße district of the state of Hessen. More than 12,000 people live in the town.

It is the site of a Benedictine abbey, which used to be one of the greatest centers of Carolingian art. Several Carolingian kings of Germany were buried there. The abbey is also famous for the Lorsch Codex, which was produced there around the end of the 12th century. The abbey has been declared a World Heritage Site. The Nibelungenlied identifies Lorsch as the birthplace of Siegfried.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. "Bevölkerung der hessischen Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). January 2018.

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