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Adm. Region:Darmstadt
Capital:Bad Homburg[?]
Area:482.06 km²
Inhabitants:223,241 (1999)
pop. density:463 inh./km²
Car identification:HG

The Hochtaunuskreis is a Kreis (district) in the middle of Hesse, Germany. Neighboring districts are Lahn-Dill, Wetteraukreis, district-free Frankfurt, Main-Taunus, Rheingau-Taunus, Limburg-Weilburg.

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The district was created in 1972 when the previous districts Obertaunus and Usingen were merged.


Geographically it covers the Taunus mountains. The highest elevation of the Taunus, the 880 meter high Großer Feldberg, is in the district. Lowest elevation of the district with 130m is the Ober Erlenbach.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms is a combination of the arms of the Obertaunus district in the left half and the Using district in the right half. It shows a lion, the left half in the red-white striped style of the Hesse lion, the right side the golden color lion of Nassau. Additionally in the left four bells which were taken from the counts of Kronberg, and in the right four trefoils from the coat of arms of the city of Usingen[?].

Towns and municipalities

  1. Bad Homburg[?]
  2. Friedrichsdorf[?]
  3. Königstein[?]
  4. Kronberg[?]
  5. Oberursel[?]
  6. Steinbach[?]
  7. Usingen[?]
  1. Glashütten[?]
  2. Grävenwiesbach[?]
  3. Neu Anspach[?]
  4. Schmitten[?]
  5. Wehrheim[?]
  6. Weilrod[?]

External links Official website (http://www.hochtaunuskreis.de) (German)

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