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Hessen MR.png
Country Germany
StateHesse
Adm. regionGießen
CapitalMarburg
Area
 • Total1,262.55 km2 (487.47 sq mi)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total253,039
 • Density200.4190/km2 (519.0828/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationMR
Websitemarburg-biedenkopf.de

Marburg-Biedenkopf is a Landkreis (district) in the west of Hesse, Germany.

History

The district was created in 1974 when the districts Marburg, Biedenkopf and the former urban district of Marburg were merged. The urban district is now a "town with special status" inside the district.

The district has partnerships with Huntingdonshire in the United Kingdom, the borough of Charlottenburg in Berlin, and the district of Kościerzyna in Poland.

Geography

The main river in the district is the Lahn.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The coat of arms shows 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 Teutonic Knights, who had a castle in Marburg as well.

Towns and municipalities

Towns 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 am Christenberg
  4. Steffenberg
  5. Weimar
  6. Wohratal

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