Coordinates: 50°47′10″N 8°46′19″E / 50.786173°N 8.771918°E / 50.786173; 8.771918
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Flag of Marburg-Biedenkopf
Coat of arms of Marburg-Biedenkopf
Coordinates: 50°47′10″N 8°46′19″E / 50.786173°N 8.771918°E / 50.786173; 8.771918
Adm. regionGießen
 • Total1,262.55 km2 (487.47 sq mi)
 (31 December 2022)[1]
 • Total249,684
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationMR

Marburg-Biedenkopf is a Landkreis (district) in the west of Hesse, Germany.

History[change | change source]

The district was created in 1974 when the districts Marburg, Biedenkopf and the former urban district of Marburg were merged. The urban district is now a "town with special status" inside the district.

The district has partnerships with Huntingdonshire in the United Kingdom, the borough of Charlottenburg in Berlin, and the district of Kościerzyna in Poland.

Geography[change | change source]

The main river in the district is the Lahn.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The coat of arms shows the lion of Hesse, as Marburg was the seat of the landgraves of Hesse, and also their tomb is located in a church in Marburg. The coat held by the lion shows the black cross of the Counts of the Teutonic Knights, who had a castle in Marburg as well.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Amöneburg
  2. Biedenkopf
  3. Gladenbach
  4. Kirchhain
  5. Marburg
  6. Neustadt
  7. Rauschenberg
  8. Stadtallendorf
  9. Wetter
  1. Angelburg
  2. Bad Endbach
  3. Breidenbach
  4. Cölbe
  5. Dautphetal
  6. Ebsdorfergrund
  7. Fronhausen
  1. Lahntal
  2. Lohra
  3. Münchhausen am Christenberg
  4. Steffenberg
  5. Weimar
  6. Wohratal

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bevölkerung in Hessen am 31.12.2022 nach Gemeinden" (XLS) (in German). Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt. June 2023.

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