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Adm. Region:Darmstadt
Area:658.51 km²
Inhabitants:289,273 (2002)
pop. density:439 inh./km²
Car identification:DA

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.

Table of contents
1 History
2 Geography
3 Coat of arms
4 Towns and municipalities
5 External links


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


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

The coat of arms show a lion in the top part, taken from the coat of arms of the counts of Katzenelnbogen. The lion hold 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

  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