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Adm. Region:Darmstadt
Capital:Bad Schwalbach[?]
Area:811.11 km²
Inhabitants:185,405 (2001)
pop. density:229 inh./km²
Car identification:RÜD
Homepage: http://www.rheingau-taunus.de

Rheinhau-Taunus is a Kreis (district) in the west of Hesse, Germany. Neighboring districts are Limburg-Weilburg, Hochtaunuskreis, Main-Taunus, district-free Wiesbaden, Mainz-Bingen, Rhein-Lahn.

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History The district was created in 1977 by merging the Rheingau and Untertaunus districts.


The district covers the western part of the Taunus mountains. The river Rhein forms the district's border in the south.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms combine the coat of arms of the two former districts - in the bottom right the Mainz wheel taken from the Rheingau district, in the top left the lion of Nassau from the the Untertaunuskreis.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Bad Schwalbach[?]
  2. Eltville[?]
  3. Geisenheim[?]
  4. Idstein[?]
  5. Lorch[?]
  6. Oestrich-Winkel[?]
  7. Rüdesheim[?]
  8. Taunusstein[?]
  1. Aarbergen[?]
  2. Heidenrod[?]
  3. Hohenstein[?]
  4. Hünstetten[?]
  5. Kiedrich[?]
  6. Niedernhausen[?]
  7. Schlangenbad[?]
  8. Waldems[?]
  9. Walluf[?]

External links Official website (http://www.rheingau-taunus.de/) (German)

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