Mayen-Koblenz

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Mayen-Koblenz
District
Rhineland-Palatinate MYK.svg
Country  Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
Capital Koblenz
Area
 • Total 817.1 km2 (315.5 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 210,035
 • Density 260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration MYK, MY
Website mayen-koblenz.de

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, and Vulkaneifel.

History[edit]

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

The district has been 'twinned' with the Borough of Waverley in Surrey in southern England since 1982.

Geography[edit]

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

Coat of arms[edit]

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 is a reference to the fact that in Rhens the Councils of Electors took place to choose the emperors and kings of the Holy Roman Empire.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Verband-free towns
  1. Andernach
  2. Bendorf
  3. Mayen
Verbandsgemeinden
  1. Einig
  2. Gappenach
  3. Gering
  4. Gierschnach
  5. Kalt
  6. Kerben
  7. Kollig
  8. Lonnig
  9. Mertloch
  10. Münstermaifeld2
  11. Naunheim
  12. Ochtendung
  13. Pillig
  14. Polch1, 2
  15. Rüber
  16. Trimbs
  17. Welling
  18. Wierschem
  1. Bell
  2. Mendig1, 2
  3. Rieden
  4. Thür
  5. Volkesfeld
  1. Kretz
  2. Kruft
  3. Nickenich
  4. Plaidt
  5. Saffig
  1. Brey
  2. Rhens1, 2
  3. Spay
  4. Waldesch
  1. Alken
  2. Brodenbach
  3. Burgen
  4. Dieblich
  5. Hatzenport
  6. Kobern-Gondorf1
  7. Lehmen
  8. Löf
  9. Macken
  10. Niederfell
  11. Nörtershausen
  12. Oberfell
  13. Winningen
  14. Wolken
  1. Niederwerth
  2. Urbar
  3. Vallendar1, 2
  4. Weitersburg
  1. Acht
  2. Anschau
  3. Arft
  4. Baar
  5. Bermel
  6. Boos
  7. Ditscheid
  8. Ettringen
  9. Hausten
  10. Herresbach
  11. Hirten
  12. Kehrig
  13. Kirchwald
  14. Kottenheim
  15. Langenfeld
  16. Langscheid
  17. Lind
  18. Luxem
  19. Monreal
  20. Münk
  21. Nachtsheim
  22. Reudelsterz
  23. Sankt Johann
  24. Siebenbach
  25. Virneburg
  26. Weiler
  27. Welschenbach
  1. Bassenheim
  2. Kaltenengers
  3. Kettig
  4. Mülheim-Kärlich2
  5. Sankt Sebastian
  6. Urmitz
  7. Weißenthurm1, 2
1seat of the Verbandsgemeinde; 2town

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Coordinates: 50°20′N 7°20′E / 50.33°N 7.33°E / 50.33; 7.33