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Adm. Region:Darmstadt
Area:1,397.5 km²
Inhabitants:408,144 (2001)
pop. density:290 inh./km²
Car identification:HU

Main-Kinzig is a Kreis (district) in the east of Hesse, Germany. Neighboring districts are Wetteraukreis, Vogelsbergkreis, Fulda, Bad Kissingen, Main-Spessart[?], Aschaffenburg, Offenbach and the district-free cities of Offenbach[?] and Frankfurt.

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History The district was created in 1974 by merging the former districts of Hanau, Schlüchtern, Gelnhausen and the district-free city of Hanau[?].

Geography The district got its name from the two main rivers. The Main in the south-west corner of the district. The Kinzig, a tributary of the Main, flows all through the district.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms is a combination of the coat of arms of the previous districts which were merged in 1974. The swan in top comes from the Hanau district, and is the old crest of the Counts of Hanau. The eagle in the left is taken from the city of Gelnhausen[?]. The bars in the left are taken from the coat of arms of the Lords of Hütten, who owned the area around Bad Soden and Salmünster, formerly part of the Schlüchtern district.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Bad Orb[?]
  2. Bad Soden-Salmünster[?]
  3. Bruchköbel[?]
  4. Gelnhausen[?]
  5. Hanau[?]
  6. Langenselbold[?]
  7. Maintal[?]
  8. Nidderau[?]
  9. Schlüchtern[?]
  10. Steinau[?] an der Straße
  11. Wächtersbach[?]
  1. Biebergemünd[?]
  2. Birstein[?]
  3. Brachttal[?]
  4. Erlensee[?]
  5. Flörsbachtal[?]
  6. Freigericht[?]
  7. Großkrotzenburg[?]
  8. Gründau[?]
  9. Hammersbach[?]

  1. Hasselroth[?]
  2. Jossgrund[?]
  3. Linsengericht[?]
  4. Neuberg[?]
  5. Niederdorfelden[?]
  6. Rodenbach[?]
  7. Ronneburg[?]
  8. Schöneck[?]
  9. Sinntal[?]

External links Official website (http://www.main-kinzig-kreis.de) (German)

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