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Lahn-Dill

Statistics
State:Hesse
Adm. Region:Gießen
Capital:Wetzlar
Area:1,066.51 km²
Inhabitants:263,054 (2002)
pop. density:247 inh./km²
Car identification:LDK (before 1991 L)
Homepage:http://www.lahn-dill-kreis.de
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Lahn-Dill is a Kreis (district) in the west of Hesse, Germany. Neighboring districts are Siegen-Wittgenstein, Marburg-Biedenkopf, Gießen, Wetteraukreis, Hochtaunus[?], Limburg-Weilburg, Westerwaldkreis.

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History

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

Geography The main rivers of the district is the Lahn[?] and the Dill, which also gave it the name. It is mountain landscape with the Westerwald in the west, the Taunus in the east and the Rothaargebirge of the Sauerland in the north. The highest elevation with 671 m is near Rittershausen (part of Dietzhölztal[?]), the lowest with 135 is in the Lahn valley in Biskirchen (part of the city Leun[?]).

Coat of arms

The coat of arms show the imperial eagle in the top part, a sign for the imperial city Wetzlar. The bottom part - taken from the arms of the previous Dillkreis - show 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

  1. Aßlar[?]
  2. Braunfels[?]
  3. Dillenburg[?]
  4. Haiger[?]
  5. Herborn
  6. Leun[?]
  7. Solms[?]
  8. Wetzlar
    Municipalities
  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[?]

External links Official website (http://www.lahn-dill-kreis.de) (German)



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