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Adm. Region:Kassel
Area:1,848.58 km²
Inhabitants:170,427 (2002)
pop. density:92 inh./km²
Car identification:KB

Waldeck-Frankenberg is a Kreis (district) in the north of Hesse, Germany. Neighboring districts are Höxter, Kassel, Schwalm-Eder, Marburg-Biedenkopf, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Hochsauerland.

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


The district was created in 1972 by merging the two districts Frankenberg and Waldeck. Most of the area of the district was previously part of the Freistaat Waldeck, the successor of the principality Waldeck.


The district is located in the mountains of the Sauerland, with the highest elevation in the district of 843 m.

Four artificial lakes created by dams are in the district, the biggest by the Eder river covers an area of 1200 ha. The Eder is also the main river in the district; the Diemel in the north is a smaller river.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms show the lion of Hesse in the top part. The eight-fold star in the bottom part is taken from the coat of arms of the counts and dukes of Waldeck, and was also the old coat of arms of the district Waldeck.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Bad Arolsen
  2. Bad Wildungen
  3. Battenberg (Eder)
  4. Diemelstadt
  5. Frankenau
  6. Frankenberg (Eder)
  7. Gemünden (Wohra)
  8. Hatzfeld (Eder)
  9. Korbach
  10. Lichtenfels
  11. Rosenthal
  12. Volkmarsen
  13. Waldeck
  1. Allendorf (Eder)
  2. Bromskirchen
  3. Burgwald
  4. Diemelsee
  5. Edertal
  6. Haina (Kloster)
  7. Twistetal
  8. Vöhl
  9. Willingen (Upland)

External links

Official website (German)