Darmstadt-Dieburg

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Darmstadt-Dieburg
Statistics
State:Hesse
Capital:Darmstadt
Adm. Region:Darmstadt
Area:658.51 km²
Inhabitants:289,273 (2002)
pop. density:439 inh./km²
Car identification:DA
Homepage:http://www.ladadi.de
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Map of Hesse highlighting the district Darmstadt-Dieburg

Darmstadt-Dieburg is a Kreis (district) in the south of Hesse, Germany. Neighboring districts are Offenbach, Aschaffenburg, Miltenberg, Odenwaldkreis, Bergstraße, Groß-Gerau, and the district-free city Darmstadt.

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History

The district was created in 1975 by merging the previous districts of Darmstadt and Dieburg. In 1964 partnership with the district North East Derbyshire (Britain) was started, in 1990 with the district Zwickauer Land in Saxony, Germany, and in 1995 with the Mladá Boleslav region in the Czech Republic.

Geography

The district is located in the Odenwald mountains. Most famous in the district is the Messel Pit, where many fossils in the oil shale of a Tertiary lake were found. The site is listed in the UNESCO world heritage list since 1995.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The coat of arms show a lion in the top part, taken from the coat of arms of the counts of Katzenelnbogen. The lion holds a wheel, the symbol of state of Mainz. Both owned big parts of the districts area in the past. The 23 stars in the bottom depict the municipalities of the district.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Babenhausen
  2. Dieburg
  3. Griesheim
  4. Groß-Bieberau
  5. Groß-Umstadt
  6. Ober-Ramstadt
  7. Reinheim
  8. Pfungstadt
  9. Weiterstadt
  1. Alsbach-Hähnlein
  2. Bickenbach
  3. Eppertshausen
  4. Erzhausen
  5. Fischbachtal
  6. Groß-Zimmern
  7. Messel

  1. Modautal
  2. Mühltal
  3. Münster
  4. Otzberg
  5. Roßdorf
  6. Schaafheim
  7. Seeheim-Jugenheim

External links

Official website (http://www.ladadi.de)

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