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Adm. Region:Gießen
Area:1,458.97 km²
Inhabitants:118,067 (2002)
pop. density:81 inh./km²
Car identification:VB

The Vogelsbergkreis is a Kreis (district) in the middle of Hesse, Germany. Neighboring districts are Schwalm-Eder, Hersfeld-Rotenburg, Fulda, Main-Kinzig, Wetteraukreis, Gießen, Marburg-Biedenkopf.

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The district was created in 1972 by merging the former districts Alsfeld and Lauterbach.

Geography The main feature of the district is the Vogelsberg[?], an extinct vulcano, last active 7 million years ago.

Coat of arms

The lion in the bottom half is the lion of Hesse. The lilies in the upper part show the flowers of the martagon lily (german Türkenbund, Lilium martagon[?]), a rare plant which grows in some protected areas of the district. The flowers were taken from the coat of arms of the Lauterbach district.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Alsfeld[?]
  2. Grebenau[?]
  3. Herbstein[?]
  4. Homberg (Ohm)[?]
  5. Kirtorf[?]
  6. Lauterbach[?]
  7. Romrod[?]
  8. Schlitz[?]
  9. Schotten[?]
  10. Ulrichstein[?]
  1. Antrifttal[?]
  2. Feldatal[?]
  3. Freiensteinau[?]
  4. Gemünden/Felda[?]
  5. Grebenhain[?]
  6. Lautertal[?]
  7. Mücke[?]
  8. Schwalmtal[?]
  9. Wartenberg[?]

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