Bad Kreuznach (district)

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Bad Kreuznach
District
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Country  Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
Capital Bad Kreuznach
Area
 • Total 864 km2 (334 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 155,306
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration KH
Website kreis-badkreuznach.de

Bad Kreuznach is a district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Rhein-Hunsrück, Mainz-Bingen, Alzey-Worms, Donnersbergkreis, Kusel and Birkenfeld.

History[edit]

The region is full of medieval castles, especially along the Nahe River. Best known is the Kyrburg of Kirn, built in the 12th century and sitting in state above the river.

In 1815 the district of Kreuznach was established by the Prussian government. In 1932 it was merged with the district of Meisenheim. The name of the district officially changed from Kreuznach to Bad Kreuznach in 1969.

Geography[edit]

The district is located in the hilly country between the mountain chains of the Hunsrück in the north and the Nordpfälzer Bergland in the south. The main axis of the district is the Nahe River, which enters the territory in the west, runs through Kirn, Bad Sobernheim and Bad Kreuznach, and leaves to the northeast.

The region formed by this district and the adjoining Birkenfeld district is known as the Naheland. The banks of the lower Nahe are used for vineyards. Away from the stream there are sparsely populated forests crisscrossed by the narrow affluents of the Nahe River.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays:

  • the heraldic lion of the Palatinate
  • the blue and golden pattern of the medieval county of Sponheim

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Verband-free towns
  1. Bad Kreuznach
  2. Kirn
Verbandsgemeinden

[seat: Bad Kreuznach]

  1. Biebelsheim
  2. Frei-Laubersheim
  3. Fürfeld
  4. Hackenheim
  5. Neu-Bamberg
  6. Pfaffen-Schwabenheim
  7. Pleitersheim
  8. Tiefenthal
  9. Volxheim
  1. Altenbamberg
  2. Bad Münster am Stein-Ebernburg1, 2
  3. Duchroth
  4. Feilbingert
  5. Hallgarten
  6. Hochstätten
  7. Niederhausen
  8. Norheim
  9. Oberhausen an der Nahe
  10. Traisen
  1. Auen
  2. Bad Sobernheim1, 2
  3. Bärweiler
  4. Daubach
  5. Ippenschied
  6. Kirschroth
  7. Langenthal
  8. Lauschied
  9. Martinstein
  10. Meddersheim
  11. Merxheim
  12. Monzingen
  13. Nußbaum
  14. Odernheim am Glan
  15. Rehbach
  16. Seesbach
  17. Staudernheim
  18. Weiler bei Monzingen
  19. Winterburg
  1. Bärenbach
  2. Becherbach bei Kirn
  3. Brauweiler
  4. Bruschied
  5. Hahnenbach
  6. Heimweiler
  7. Heinzenberg
  8. Hennweiler
  9. Hochstetten-Dhaun
  10. Horbach
  11. Kellenbach
  12. Königsau
  13. Limbach
  14. Meckenbach
  15. Oberhausen bei Kirn
  16. Otzweiler
  17. Schneppenbach
  18. Schwarzerden
  19. Simmertal
  20. Weitersborn
  1. Bretzenheim
  2. Dorsheim
  3. Guldental
  4. Langenlonsheim1
  5. Laubenheim
  6. Rümmelsheim
  7. Windesheim
  1. Abtweiler
  2. Becherbach
  3. Breitenheim
  4. Callbach
  5. Desloch
  6. Hundsbach
  7. Jeckenbach
  8. Lettweiler
  9. Löllbach
  10. Meisenheim1, 2
  11. Raumbach
  12. Rehborn
  13. Reiffelbach
  14. Schmittweiler
  15. Schweinschied
  1. Allenfeld
  2. Argenschwang
  3. Bockenau
  4. Boos
  5. Braunweiler
  6. Burgsponheim
  7. Dalberg
  8. Gebroth
  9. Gutenberg
  10. Hargesheim
  11. Hergenfeld
  12. Hüffelsheim
  13. Mandel
  14. Münchwald
  15. Oberstreit
  16. Roxheim
  17. Rüdesheim an der Nahe1
  18. Sankt Katharinen
  19. Schloßböckelheim
  20. Sommerloch
  21. Spabrücken
  22. Spall
  23. Sponheim
  24. Waldböckelheim
  25. Wallhausen
  26. Weinsheim
  27. Winterbach
  1. Daxweiler
  2. Dörrebach
  3. Eckenroth
  4. Roth
  5. Schöneberg
  6. Schweppenhausen
  7. Seibersbach
  8. Stromberg1, 2
  9. Waldlaubersheim
  10. Warmsroth
1seat of the Verbandsgemeinde; 2town

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Coordinates: 49°50′N 7°50′E / 49.83°N 7.83°E / 49.83; 7.83