|• Total||1,101.71 km2 (425.37 sq mi)|
|Population (31 December 2015)|
|• Density||270/km2 (710/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Vehicle registration||FB, BÜD|
The Wetteraukreis is a Kreis (district) in the middle of Hesse, Germany. Neighbouring districts are Landkreis Gießen, Vogelsbergkreis, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, district-free Stadt Frankfurt, Hochtaunuskreis and Lahn-Dill-Kreis.
The district was created in 1972 when the two districts Friedberg and Büdingen were merged.
Coat of arms
|The imperial eagle in the top of the coat of arms was chosen because the Wetterau was imperial possession in the past. The bars in the bottom derive from the lords of Isenburg-Büdingen, who owned most of the area. The wavy line depicts the river Wetter which flows through the capital Friedberg.|
Towns and municipalities
Media related to Wetteraukreis at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (German)