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Stadtallendorf (Hesse)

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Stadtallendorf is a town in Marburg-Biedenkopf district in Hesse, Germany, which lies about 18 kilometers east of Marburg a city in Hesse, Germany, on the Lahn River. As of 2004, Stadtallendorf had a population of 21,528 inhabitants residing within an area of 78.29 square kilometers and had a population density of 275 residents per square kilometer. It lies situated at an elevation of 256 meters above sea level.
Stadtallendorf is located under the German system of Naturraume, in the West Hesse Depression Zone which is divided into basins and ridges. Stadtallendorf borders in the north on the town of Rauschenberg, Marburg-Biedenkopf and the community of Gilserberg, Schwalm-Eder-Kreis, in the east on the town of Neustadt, in the southeast on the town of Kirtorf, in the south on the town of Homberg, Ohm, both in the Vogelsbergkreis, and in the west on the towns of Amoneburg and Kirchhain, both in Marburg-Biedenkopf.
Stadtallendorf was given town rights in 1960, it had been known until then as Allendorf. During the Second World War, Stadtallendorf was a secret munitions centre. The armament firms WASAG AG and DAG produced munitions and explosives. At the time, it was the greatest of all munitions production centres in Europe. Even today, some neighbourhoods in Stadtallendorf are still named after munitions businesses.
The town is economically successful, as large factories such as Ferrero GmbH confectionery, Fritz Winter GmbH and Co., KG engine foundry and Hoppe AG grip manufacturing among others are based here.

Tourism in Germany has expanded since the end of World War II, and many tourists visit Germany to experience a sense of European history. The countryside exhibits a pastoral aura, while its cities exhibit both a modern and classical feel.

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