Waldsolms

Waldsolms is a community in the Lahn-Dill-Kreis in Hesse, Germany.

Waldsolms
Coat of arms of Waldsolms
Coat of arms
Location of Waldsolms within Lahn-Dill-Kreis district
Lahn-Dill-Kreis Waldsolms.png
Waldsolms is located in Germany
Waldsolms
Waldsolms
Waldsolms is located in Hesse
Waldsolms
Waldsolms
Coordinates: 50°25′N 08°31′E / 50.417°N 8.517°E / 50.417; 8.517Coordinates: 50°25′N 08°31′E / 50.417°N 8.517°E / 50.417; 8.517
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionGießen
DistrictLahn-Dill-Kreis
Government
 • MayorBernd Heine
Area
 • Total44.75 km2 (17.28 sq mi)
Elevation
277 m (909 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,732
 • Density110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
35647
Dialling codes06085
Vehicle registrationLDK
Websitewww.waldsolms.de

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

Waldsolms lies in the Hochtaunus Nature Park between Wetzlar and Usingen.

Neighbouring communitiesEdit

Waldsolms is bordered on the north by the town of Braunfels and the community of Schöffengrund (both in the Lahn-Dill-Kreis), on the east by the community of Langgöns (Gießen district), on the southeast by the town of Butzbach (Wetteraukreis), on the south by the community of Grävenwiesbach (Hochtaunuskreis) and on the west by the community of Weilmünster (Limburg-Weilburg).

Constituent communitiesEdit

The community consists of the six centres of Brandoberndorf (administrative seat), Griedelbach, Hasselborn, Kraftsolms, Kröffelbach and Weiperfelden.

HistoryEdit

As part of Hesse's municipal reform, the aforesaid communities voluntarily joined together on 1 January 1972 to form the new greater community.

PoliticsEdit

PartnershipsEdit

Waldsolms maintains a partnership with the following place:

Economy and infrastructureEdit

TransportEdit

Since 2000, Brandoberndorf has been the terminus of the Taunusbahn railway, run as Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund line 15 by the Hessische Landesbahn GmbH. It is part of a once abandoned Deutsche Bahn line that now sees new life as a commuter railway. The stretch from Grävenwiesbach to Brandoberndorf was brought back into service in 2000 after the line's great success since 1993, when service began.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand am 31.12.2018". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). July 2019.

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