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|Basic data (as of 1973)|
|Administrative region :||kassel|
|Administrative headquarters :||Frankenberg|
|Area :||722.06 km 2|
|Residents:||52,900 (Dec. 31, 1972)|
|Population density :||73 inhabitants per km 2|
|License plate :||FKB|
|Circle key :||06 2 32|
|Circle structure:||22 municipalities|
At the end of 1973, the district of Frankenberg bordered in a clockwise direction starting in the north with the districts of Waldeck , Fritzlar-Homberg , Ziegenhain , Marburg and Biedenkopf in Hesse and the districts of Wittgenstein and Brilon in North Rhine-Westphalia .
The Frankenberg district was created on June 29, 1821 as one of four districts in the province of Upper Hesse, also Oberkurhessen, in the Electorate of Hesse . It was composed of the historical offices of Frankenberg , Rosenthal , Haina , Hessenstein and the Viermünden court .
As a result of the German war of 1866 that had the Grand Duchy of Hesse the district Vöhl in the Peace Treaty of 3 September 1866 in Prussia cede. The district of Vöhl received a special status on January 12, 1867 within the Frankenberg district. With effect from April 1, 1886, the separate administrative district Vöhl was abolished and its communities were directly subordinate to the district administrator in Frankenberg.
On April 4, 1929, the Frankenberg district gave the communities of Deisfeld , Eimelrod , Hemmighausen and Höringhausen to the Eisenberg district . Until then, these communities were exclaves of the Frankenberg district in the Free State of Waldeck .
As part of the Prussian district reform, the district received the communities Allendorf (Eder) , Battenberg (Eder) , Battenfeld , Berghofen , Biebighausen , Bromskirchen , Dodenau , Eifa , Frohnhausen , Hatzfeld (Eder) , Holzhausen / Eder , Laisa , Oberasphe , Reddighausen and Rennertehausen from the Biedenkopf district . Since then, the district of Frankenberg has comprised 77 communities, including the cities of Battenberg (Eder), Frankenau , Frankenberg (Eder), Gemünden (Wohra) and Rosenthal .
On December 31, 1970, the municipality of Oberwerba left the district and was incorporated into the municipality of Ober-Werbe in the Waldeck district. After a large number of other parish mergers, there were still 22 parishes in the Frankenberg district before its dissolution on December 31, 1973.
As part of the Hessian district reform , the district of Frankenberg and most of the district of Waldeck were merged on January 1, 1974 to form the district of Waldeck-Frankenberg . Korbach became the district town . At the same time, the municipality of Schiffelbach was incorporated from the dissolved Marburg district into the city of Gemünden (Wohra). In addition, further incorporations took place on January 1, 1974. In the end, eleven communities from the Frankenberg district joined the new Waldeck-Frankenberg district.
The district of Frankenberg had the following district administrators:
- 1866 Otto von Gehren
- 1868 Friedrich Bernstein
- 1876 Adolf Hoffmann
- 1883 Friedrich Riesch
- 1912 Ulrich Stapenhorst
- 1921 Richard von Winterfeld
- 1934 Richard Donnevert
- 1937 Walther Duczek (acting)
- 1938 Heinrich Grunewald
- 1946 Ulrich Stapenhorst
- 1953 Heinrich Kohl
- 1971 Heinz Friedrich Albert
coat of arms
The coat of arms shows the three former rulers in parts of the district: the striped lion of Hesse , the Mainz wheel and the golden lion of the Lords of Itter . The Dreiberg is taken from the coat of arms of the city of Frankenberg .
From 1937 to 1950 unofficial coats of arms were used in which the two lions were combined with a single head above the wheel.
In September 1950, the Frankenberg district was granted the right to change the previous district coat of arms and to use a district coat of arms according to the draft presented by the Hessian State Ministry.
The following table contains all municipalities that belonged to the Frankenberg district during its existence, as well as the data of all incorporations:
On July 1, 1956, the district was assigned the distinguishing mark FKB when the vehicle registration number that is still valid today was introduced . It was issued until December 31, 1973. Since November 4, 2013, it has been available again in the Waldeck-Frankenberg district due to the license plate liberalization .
- Ulrich Lennarz: The territorial history of the Hessian hinterland . Hessian State Office for Historical Regional Studies. Elwert, Marburg 1973, ISBN 3-7708-0491-0 .
- Service Waldeck-Frankenberg
- Waldeck-Frankenberg district. Historical local dictionary. In: Landesgeschichtliches Informationssystem Hessen (LAGIS).
- Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality directory for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 391 .
- Law on the reorganization of the districts of Frankenberg and Waldeck of September 28, 1973 GVBl. I p. 359
- The municipalities and manor districts of the Hesse-Nassau province and their population in 1871
- Michael Rademacher: German administrative history from the unification of the empire in 1871 to the reunification in 1990. frankenberg.html. (Online material for the dissertation, Osnabrück 2006).
- Statistical Yearbook for the Federal Republic of Germany 1972
- Statistical Yearbook for the Federal Republic of Germany 1974
- Rolf Jehke: District of Frankenberg (Eder). In: Territorial changes in Germany and German administered areas 1874–1945. February 3, 2010.
- Klemens Stadler: German coat of arms - Federal Republic of Germany. Volume 1: The district coats of arms. Angelsachsen Verlag, Bremen 1964. Quoted and back-translated from: Ralf Hartemink: Frankenberg (Kreis) In: Heraldry of the World. 22nd June 2017.
- Change of the coat of arms of the district of Frankenberg, administrative district of Kassel from September 21, 1950 . In: The Hessian Minister of the Interior (ed.): State Gazette for the State of Hesse. 1950 No. 40 , p. 406 , point 759 ( online at the information system of the Hessian state parliament [PDF; 2.2 MB ]).