is the smallest town in Hesse
Schwarzenborn lies in the Schwalm-Eder district some 13.5 km from Homberg
in the Knüll
. Through the constituent community of Grebenhagen flows the river Efze
The town consists of the two centres of Grebenhagen and Schwarzenborn.
Coat of arms
Schwarzenborn's civic coat of arms
might be heraldically described thus: Argent a goat-headed spreadeagle sable langued gules, surmounted by an inescutcheon sable a mullet of six Or.
Schwarzenborn's arms bear a likeness to both Neukirchen
's and Schwalmstadt
's. All three have the goat-headed spreadeagle and a star on the inescutcheon (small shield within the bigger one), but colouring varies among the three.
Economy and infrastructure
The town is well known for being a Bundeswehr
base with a large training area, furnishing some 300 jobs to local civilians, making the Bundeswehr the town's biggest employer. The garrison is home of the Jägerregiment 1 (1st Infantry Regiment) , which is the infantry element of the German Army
's Luftbewegliche Brigade 1 (1st Air Mobile Brigade) at Fritzlar
The Hersfeld-West Autobahn
interchange on the A 7
) is about 15 km away.
Schwarzenborn is joined to the railway
network through the stations
at Schwalmstadt-Treysa and Bad......