Neustadt, Hesse

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Neustadt
Coat of arms of Neustadt
Coat of arms
Neustadt is located in Germany
Neustadt
Neustadt
Coordinates: 50°51′N 9°7′E / 50.850°N 9.117°E / 50.850; 9.117Coordinates: 50°51′N 9°7′E / 50.850°N 9.117°E / 50.850; 9.117
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Gießen
District Marburg-Biedenkopf
Government
 • Mayor Thomas Groll (CDU)
Area
 • Total 56.88 km2 (21.96 sq mi)
Elevation 240-300 m (−740 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,492
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 35279
Dialling codes 06692
Vehicle registration MR
Website www.stadt-neustadt-hessen.de

Neustadt is a town in the Marburg-Biedenkopf district in Hessen, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Neustadt lies in the Middle Hessian Bergland ("Highland") at the eastern end of Marburg-Biedenkopf district.

Neighbouring communities[edit]

Neustadt borders in the north on the community of Gilserberg, in the east on the town of Schwalmstadt and the community of Willingshausen (all three in the Schwalm-Eder-Kreis), in the southeast on the community of Antrifttal, in the south on the town of Kirtorf (both in the Vogelsbergkreis), and in the west on the town of Stadtallendorf (Marburg-Biedenkopf).

Town divisions[edit]

Neustadt has, as well as the core community known as Neustadt, centres known as Mengsberg, Momberg and Speckswinkel.

Politics[edit]

Town council[edit]

After municipal elections on 26 March 2006, the town council is arranged thus:

Parties and Voter groups Share in % Seats
CDU Christian Democratic Union 59.9 15
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany 27.6 7
REP Republicans 6.1 1
FWG Free Voter Community 6.4 2
total 100 25

Coat of arms[edit]

Neustadt's coat of arms, like many throughout western Germany, depicts Saint Martin of Tours cutting off a piece of his cloak for a poor man and the Wheel of Mainz.

Town partnerships[edit]

"Neustadt in Europe" Labour Community, 2006

Neustadt is a member of the international town friendship called the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Neustadt in Europa, which as of 2005 had 34 member towns – all named Neustadt – in five countries.

Culture and sightseeing[edit]

Buildings[edit]

Junker-Hansen-Turm, Neustadt´s landmark
  • Junker-Hansen-Turm (tower), a remainder of a castle built in 1480 by the fortification building master Hans Jakob von Ettlingen; has the world's biggest half-timbered rotunda.

References[edit]

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.

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