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Waldeck-Frankenberg

district in Hesse, Germany

Waldeck-Frankenberg is a Kreis (district) in the north of Hesse, Germany.

Waldeck-Frankenberg
Coat of arms of Waldeck-Frankenberg
Coat of arms
Hesse KB.svg
Country Germany
StateHesse
Adm. regionKassel
CapitalKorbach
Area
 • Total1,848.58 km2 (713.74 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2016)[1]
 • Total157,967
 • Density85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationKB
Websitelandkreis-waldeck-frankenberg.de

HistoryEdit

The district was created in 1972 by merging the two districts Frankenberg and Waldeck. Most of the area of the district was previously part of the old principality of Waldeck.

Coat of armsEdit

  The coat of arms show the lion of Hesse in the top part. The eightfold star in the bottom part is taken from the coat of arms of the counts and princes of Waldeck, and was also the coat of arms of the former district Waldeck.

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

Other websitesEdit

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