Lahn-Dill-Kreis

district in Hesse, Germany

Lahn-Dill is a Kreis (district) in the west of Hesse, Germany.

Lahn-Dill-Kreis
Flag of Lahn-Dill-Kreis
Flag
Coat of arms of Lahn-Dill-Kreis
Coat of arms
Locator map LDK in Hesse.svg
Country Germany
StateHesse
Adm. regionGießen
Founded1977
CapitalWetzlar
Area
 • Total1,066.51 km2 (411.78 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2016)[1]
 • Total254,074
 • Density240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationLDK (before 1991 L)
Websitehttp://www.lahn-dill-kreis.de

HistoryEdit

In 1977 the district Gießen was merged with the districts Wetzlar and Dillkreis to the new Lahn-Dill-Kreis. However this big district was not popular, so in 1979 Giessen was split from it.

GeographyEdit

The main rivers of the district are the Lahn and the Dill, which also gave it the name.

Coat of armsEdit

  The coat of arms shows the imperial eagle in the top, a sign for the imperial city Wetzlar. The bottom part - taken from the arms of the previous Dillkreis - shows the lion of Nassau and the horn of the princes of Orange-Nassau, which later became the Dutch royal family. Dillenburg was the capital of the county of Nassau and later of Nassau-Orange.

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

Towns Municipalities
  1. Aßlar
  2. Braunfels
  3. Dillenburg
  4. Haiger
  5. Herborn
  6. Leun
  7. Solms
  8. Wetzlar
  1. Bischoffen
  2. Breitscheid
  3. Dietzhölztal
  4. Driedorf
  5. Ehringshausen
  6. Eschenburg
  7. Greifenstein
  8. Hohenahr
  1. Hüttenberg
  2. Lahnau
  3. Mittenaar
  4. Schöffengrund
  5. Siegbach
  6. Sinn
  7. Waldsolms

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Bevölkerung der hessischen Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). January 2018.

Other websitesEdit