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Adm. Region:Darmstadt
Area:1,100.69 km²
Inhabitants:294,260 (2000)
pop. density:265 inh./km²
Car identification:FB

The Wetteraukreis is a Kreis (district) in the middle of Hesse, Germany. Neighboring districts are Gießen, Vogelsbergkreis, Main-Kinzig, district-free Frankfurt, Hochtaunuskreis, Lahn-Dill.

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The district was created in 1972 when the two districts Friedberg and Büdingen.

Geography The district is located between the Taunus mountains and the Vogelsberg vulcanic mountain. The main river of the district is the Nidda[?].

Coat of arms

The imperial eagle in the top of the coat of arms was chosen because the Wetterau was imperial possesion in the past. The bars in the bottom derive from the lords of Isenburg-Büdingen, who owned most of the area. The wavy line depicts the river Wetter which flows through the capital Friedberg.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Bad Nauheim[?]
  2. Bad Vilbel[?]
  3. Büdingen[?]
  4. Butzbach[?]
  5. Friedberg[?]
  6. Gedern[?]
  7. Karben[?]
  8. Münzenberg[?]
  9. Nidda[?]
  10. Niddatal[?]
  11. Ortenberg[?]
  12. Reichelsheim[?]
  13. Rosbach[?]
  1. Altenstadt[?]
  2. Echzell[?]
  3. Florstadt[?]
  4. Glauburg[?]
  5. Hirzenhain[?]
  6. Kefenrod[?]
  7. Limeshain[?]
  8. Ober-Mörlen[?]
  9. Ranstadt[?]
  10. Rockenberg[?]
  11. Wölfersheim[?]
  12. Wöllstadt[?]

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

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