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Adm. Region:Koblenz
Area:963.10 km²
Inhabitants:105,173 (2000)
pop. density:109 inh./km²
Car identification:SIM
Homepage:landkreis-rheinhunsrueck.de (http://www.landkreis-rheinhunsrueck.de)

Rhein-Hunsrück is a district (Kreis) in the middle of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Mayen-Koblenz, Rhein-Lahn, Mainz-Bingen, Bad Kreuznach, Birkenfeld, Bernkastel-Wittlich, Cochem-Zell.

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History The district was created when in 1969 the two districts St. Goar and Simmern were merged.

In 1962 the district Simmern started a friendship with the french region Bourgogne, the friendship was continued after the merging by the new district. In 1985 a partnership was started with the district Nyaruguru (at that time called municipality Rwamiko) in Rwanda, as part of the partnership of Rhineland-Palatinate with Rwanda. In 1999 a partnership with hungarian Komitat Zala was started.

Geography The name of the district already mentions the two main geographic features of the district - the river Rhein which forms the boundary to the north-east and the hills of the Hunsrück cover most of the area of the district.

The Frankfurt-Hahn Airport is located in the district.

Coat of arms

The chequered bar in the top is taken from the coat of arms of the district Simmern, and stands for the Counts of Sponheim, who owned several estates in the district. The imperial eagle to the right was taken from the coat of arms of the St. Goar district, and represents the imperial cities Boppard and Oberwesel. To the left is the lion of the Palatinate.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Boppard[?]
  2. Kastellaun[?]
  3. Kirchberg[?]
  4. Oberwesel[?]
  5. Simmern[?]
  6. St. Goar[?]
  1. Emmelshausen[?]
  2. Kastellaun
  3. Kirchberg
  4. Rheinböllen[?]
  5. St. Goar-Oberwesel[?]
  6. Simmern

External links Official website (http://www.landkreis-rheinhunsrueck.de) (German)

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