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Adm. Region:Gießen
Area:1,262.55 km²
Inhabitants:253,039 (2002)
pop. density:200 inh./km²
Car identification:MR

Marburg-Biedenkopf is a Kreis (district) in the west of Hesse, Germany. Neighboring districts are Waldeck-Frankenberg, Schwalm-Eder, Vogelsbergkreis, Gießen, Lahn-Dill, Siegen-Wittgenstein.

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The district was created in 1974 when the districts Marburg, Biedenkopf and the district-free city Marburg were merged.

The district has partnership with the Huntingdonshire District in Great Britain, the city-district Berlin-Charlottenburg in Berlin, and the district Koscierzyna in Poland.


The main river in the district is the Lahn[?].

Coat of arms

The coat of arms show the lion of Hesse, as Marburg was the seat of the counts 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 German Order, who had their castle in Marburg as well.

Towns and 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[?]
  4. Steffenberg[?]
  5. Weimar[?]
  6. Wohratal[?]

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