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Adm. Region:Koblenz
Area:817.25 km²
Inhabitants:212,344 (2001)
pop. density:260 inh./km²
Car identification:MYK

Mayen-Koblenz is a district (Kreis) in the north of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Ahrweiler, Neuwied, Westerwaldkreis, district-free Koblenz, Rhein-Lahn, Rhein-Hunsrück, Cochem-Zell, Daun.

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History The district was created in 1973 when the two district Mayen and Koblenz were merged.

The district has partnership with the Borough of Waverley in Surrey in southern England since 1977.

Geography The two main rivers of the district are the Rhine and the Moselle, who join at the Deutsches Eck in Koblenz. In the west of the district are the Eifel mountains. These also include the biggest lake, the Laacher See, a vulcanic caldera formed 12000 years ago.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms combine the elements of the two precursor districts. The tree, a Maie, is taken from the Mayen district. The wavy line represents the two rivers Rhine and Moselle. The crown remembers that in Rhens the Councils of Electors met to choose the emporers and kings of the Holy Roman Empire.

Towns and municipalities

    free towns
  1. Andernach[?]
  2. Bendorf[?]
  3. Mayen[?]
  1. Maifeld[?]
  2. Mendig
  3. Pellenz[?]
  4. Rhens
  5. Untermosel[?]
  6. Vallendar
  7. Vordereifel[?]
  8. Weißenthurm
    other Towns
  1. Mendig[?]
  2. Münstermaifeld[?]
  3. Mülheim-Kärlich[?]
  4. Polch[?]
  5. Rhens[?]
  6. Vallendar[?]
  7. Weißenthurm[?]

External links Official website (http://www.mayen-koblenz.de) (German)

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