Nidda, Hesse

Nidda is a town in the district Wetterau, in Hesse, Germany. It is situated on the Nidda river, approximately 40 km (25 mi) northeast of Frankfurt am Main.

Nidda

Coat of arms
Location of Nidda within Wetteraukreis district
Nidda
Nidda
Coordinates: 50°24′46″N 9°0′33″E
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionDarmstadt
DistrictWetteraukreis
Subdivisions18 districts
Government
  MayorHans-Peter Seum (free)
Area
  Total118.34 km2 (45.69 sq mi)
Elevation
131 m (430 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total17,285
  Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
63667
Dialling codes06043
Vehicle registrationFB
Websitewww.nidda.de

Division of the town

The municipality consists of the districts Unter-Widdersheim, Ober-Widdersheim, Borsdorf, Harb, Bad-Salzhausen, Geiß-Nidda, Ulfa, Stornfels, Eichelsdorf, Ober-Schmitten, Unter-Schmitten, Kohden, Nidda, Michelnau, Fauerbach, Wallernhausen, Schwickartshausen, Unter-Lais and Ober-Lais.

History

Invited through a manifesto issued by Catherine the Great, several families from this region travelled to Russia in the late 18th century to settle in the Volga Region near Saratov.[2] Family names Daubert, Pfaffenroth and Scheuermann are examples of Volga Germans who helped to establish local villages, including Yagodnaya Polyana.

Nidda has a vibrant mix of people from many backgrounds, including Turkish, Russian and Pakistani. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat opened its first purpose-built mosque in Nidda in 2011.

Mayors

  • since 2010 Hans-Peter Seum
  • 1995–2009 Lucia Puttrich
  • 1989–1995 Helmut Jung
  • 1961–1989 Wilhelm Eckhardt
  • 1949–1961 August Ludwig Böcher
  • 1910–1924 Ludwig Erk
  • 1899–1910 Hermann Roth
  • 1898–1899 Wilhelm Erk

Born in Nidda

References


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