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Reichelsheim (Wetterau) (Hesse)

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Germany is divided into 16 states which are further subdivided into 439 districts and cities. Germany is one of the largest European economy and the third largest economy in the world in real terms, placed behind the United States and Japan, and fifth behind the United States, China, India and Japan counted by purchasing power parity.
The city Reichelsheim lies in the district of Wetteraukreis, Hesse, in Germany. It consists of the villages such as Beienheim, Blofeld, Dorn-Assenheim, Heuchelheim, Reichelsheim and Weckesheim. The total population of all the village was 6741 in the year 2003. Hesse is a state of Germany with an area of 21,110 square kilometers and just over six million inhabitants. The capital city of Hesse is Wiesbaden, which is called Kassel until 1945, while its economic center and largest city is nearby Frankfurt am Main and the surrounding Rhine Main area.
The city of Reichelsheim was created in 1972 during an extensive land reform. The formerly independent villages mentioned above, joined administrative structures now concentrated in the largest of the villages, Reichelsheim. The area which is now the city of Reichelsheim was probably populated in Celtic times. During the fourth century, the Celts were slowly displaced by germanic tribes that later had to yield to Roman rule which forced all of the Wetterau under its control.

In the 6th century frankish rule was established. The ending name heim, is of frankish origin, meaning quite literally home of. In the case of the village of Reichelsheim, it was supposedly a frankish settler named Richholf who founded the village that was first mentioned as Richolfsheim. The village gained city status in the year 1665. It is also said the place of best geographical environment and can trace its origins back to prehistoric times.

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