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Hochtaunuskreis – DE718

EU regions: Germany > Hesse > Darmstadt Government Region > Hochtaunuskreis

map of Hochtaunuskreis DE718
Gross domestic product
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average2021135

More on wikipedia wikidata Q7908 on OpenStreetMap Hochtaunuskreis slovensky: DE718


number of inhabitants2023239 488
population density2022494.3
old-age dependency ratio202337.1
demographic pyramid DE718 Hochtaunuskreis

From Wikipedia: The Hochtaunuskreis is a Kreis (district) in the middle of Hesse, Germany and is part of the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region. Neighbouring districts are Lahn-Dill, Wetteraukreis, district-free Frankfurt, Main-Taunus, Rheingau-Taunus, Limburg-Weilburg.

The Hochtaunuskreis and the Landkreis Starnberg regularly compete for the title of the wealthiest district in Germany.


The district was created in 1972 when the previous districts Obertaunus and Usingen were merged.


Geographically it covers the Taunus mountains. The highest elevation of the Taunus, the 881 meter high Großer Feldberg, is in the district. Lowest elevation of the district with 130 m is the village Ober Erlenbach. The wealthy towns in the district's densely populated southern part belong to the Frankfurt urban area.

Other: Darmstadt Government Region, Main-Taunus-Kreis, Odenwald, Offenbach, Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis, Wetteraukreis, Hochtaunuskreis, Groß-Gerau, Darmstadt, Frankfurt, Offenbach am Main, Wiesbaden, Landkreis Bergstraße, Darmstadt-Dieburg, Main-Kinzig-Kreis

Neighbours: Wetteraukreis, Limburg-Weilburg, Lahn-Dill-Kreis, Main-Taunus-Kreis, Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis, Frankfurt

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: Europe and its regions in numbers - Hochtaunuskreis – DE718, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/​PDE718, ISBN: 978-80-970204-9-1, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.10200164