district in Hesse, Germany
|• Total||1,262.55 km2 (487.47 sq mi)|
(31 December 2016)
|• Density||190/km2 (500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
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 main river in the district is the Lahn.
Coat of armsEdit
|The coat of arms shows the lion of Hesse, as Marburg was the seat of the landgraves 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 municipalitiesEdit