Limburg-Weilburg


Limburg-Weilburg

Infobox German district
name=Limburg-Weilburg
state=Hesse
capital=Limburg (Lahn)
regierungsbezirk=Gießen
area=738.44
population=175,679
population_as_of=2001
density=238
carsign=LM
url= [http://www.region-online.de/gemeinde/kreislw/default.htm www.kreis-limburg.de]


Limburg-Weilburg is a Kreis (district) in the west of Hesse, Germany. Neighboring districts are Lahn-Dill, Hochtaunuskreis, Rheingau-Taunus, Rhein-Lahn, Westerwaldkreis.

History

1867 the "Oberlahnkreis" with the capital Weilburg was created, in 1886 the district "Limburg an der Lahn" with the capital Limburg. 1974 both districts were merged due to the district reorganization in Hesse.

Geography

The district is located between the two mountain areas Westerwald and Taunus. The main river is the Lahn.

Coat of arms

Towns and municipalities

External links

* [http://www.region-online.de/gemeinde/kreislw/default.htm Official website] (German)



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