Butzbach
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Location of Butzbach within Wetteraukreis district
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Butzbach
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Butzbach
Butzbach
Coordinates: 50°26′12″N 8°39′44″E / 50.43667°N 8.66222°E / 50.43667; 8.66222Coordinates: 50°26′12″N 8°39′44″E / 50.43667°N 8.66222°E / 50.43667; 8.66222
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionDarmstadt
DistrictWetteraukreis
Subdivisions14 districts
Government
 • Mayor (2018–24) Michael Merle[1] (SPD)
Area
 • Total106.60 km2 (41.16 sq mi)
Elevation
199 m (653 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total26,476
 • Density250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
35510
Dialling codes06033
Vehicle registrationFB
Websitewww.stadt-butzbach.de

Butzbach (German pronunciation: [ˈbʊtsbax]) is a town in the Wetteraukreis district in Hessen, Germany. It is located approximately 16 km south of Gießen and 35 km north of Frankfurt am Main.

In 2007, the town hosted the 47th Hessentag state festival from 1 to 10 June.

The "Landgrafenschloss" ("landgraves' castle"), used by the United States Army until 1990, is now utilized by the city council. The so-called "Roman Way Housing" of the United States Army with more than 1000 apartments was returned to the German Government in October 2007 and since has been renovated and rented out to the public. The town's market place is enclosed by timber framing. The "Schrenzer" hill (or Heidelbeerberg, 385 m) overlooks the town and the country north of Frankfurt, called Wetterau. Another much higher mountain nearby is the Hausberg which features a look-out tower.

Boroughs of Butzbach

Butzbach consists of the boroughs Bodenrod, Butzbach (urban core), Ebersgöns, Fauerbach vor der Höhe, Griedel, Hausen-Oes, Hoch-Weisel, Kirch-Göns, Maibach, Münster, Nieder-Weisel, Ostheim, Pohl-Göns and Wiesental.

Twin towns — sister cities

Sons and daughters of the town

References

  1. ^ Direkt gewählte (Ober-) Bürgermeister/-innen der hessischen Städte und Gemeinden, accessed 5 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung in Hessen am 31.12.2020 nach Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). June 2021.