Wolfhagen is a town in the district of Kassel, in Hesse, Germany. It is located 12 km southeast of Bad Arolsen, and 23 km west of Kassel on the German Timber-Frame Road. In 1992, the town hosted the 32nd Hessentag state festival.
|• Mayor||Reinhard Schaake (Ind.)|
|• Total||111.95 km2 (43.22 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||385 m (1,263 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||242 m (794 ft)|
|• Density||120/km2 (300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Vehicle registration||KS, HOG, WOH|
The mayor Reinhard Schaake (independent) was elected in 1999. Schaake was reelected in 2005 and 2011.
From private to public electrical gridEdit
The town did not renew its contract with the large electricity provider, E.ON. The town took back control of its electrical power grid and was successful in paying back the loans for the start-up costs.
Sons and daughters of the cityEdit
- "Bevölkerungsstand am 31.12.2019". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). July 2020.
- Chakrabortty, Aditya (28 February 2018). "How a small town reclaimed its grid and sparked a community revolution - Aditya Chakrabortty". The Guardian.