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Neuwied (district)

Statistics
State:Rhineland-Palatinate
Adm. Region:Koblenz
Capital:Neuwied[?]
Area:626.80 km²
Inhabitants:185,004 (2001)
pop. density:295 inh./km²
Car identification:NR
Homepage:http://www.kreis-neuwied.de
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Neuwied is a district (Kreis) in the north of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Rhein-Sieg, Altenkirchen, Westerwaldkreis, Mayen-Koblenz, Ahrweiler.

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History The district was created in 1816 when the area became part of the Prussian Rhine province. In 1822 the district Linz was merged into the district.

The district has partnership with the polish district Namyslov[?] in the Opole Voivodship, officially since 2000, however the first contacts date back to 1998.

Geography The districts landscape covers the Westerwald mountains, east of the Rhine river valley. The Rhine forms the western boundary of the district.

Coat of arms

The crosses in the top represent the two clerical states which owned part of the district - the black cross of Cologne in the left, the red cross of Trier in the right. The peacock in the bottom is taken from the coat of arms of the Counts of Wied.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Bad Hönningen[?]
  2. Dierdorf[?]
  3. Linz[?]
  4. Neuwied[?]
  5. Unkel[?]
    Verbandsgemeinden
  1. Asbach[?]
  2. Dierdorf
  3. Bad Hönningen
  4. Linz
  5. Puderbach[?]
  6. Rengsdorf[?]
  7. Unkel
  8. Waldbreitbach[?]

External links Official website (http://www.kreis-neuwied.de) (German)



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