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Vogelsbergkreis

district in Hesse, Germany

The Vogelsbergkreis is a Kreis (district) in the middle of Hesse, Germany.

Vogelsbergkreis
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Country Germany
StateHesse
Adm. regionGießen
CapitalLauterbach
Area
 • Total1,458.97 km2 (563.31 sq mi)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total118,067
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationVB
Websitehttp://www.vogelsberg.de

HistoryEdit

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

GeographyEdit

The main feature of the district is the Vogelsberg, an extinct volcano, last active 7 million years ago.

Coat of armsEdit

  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.

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