Neuwied is a district ( Kreis) in the north of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Rhein-Sieg, Altenkirchen, Westerwaldkreis, Mayen-Koblenz, Ahrweiler.
History [ edit ]
The district was created in 1816 when the area became part of the
Prussian Rhine province. In 1822 the district Linz was merged into the district.
The district has partnership with the
Polish county Namysłów in the Opole Voivodeship, officially since 2000, however the first contacts date back to 1998.
Geography [ edit ]
The districts landscape covers the
Westerwald mountains, east of the Rhine river valley. The Rhine forms the western boundary of the district.
Coat of arms [ edit ]
The crosses in the top represent the two clerical states which owned part of the district - the black cross of
Cologne in the left, the red cross of Trier in the right. The peacock in the bottom is taken from the coat of arms of the Counts of Wied.
Towns and municipalities [ edit ]
Verband-free town: Neuwied
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External links [ edit ]
Coordinates: 50°30′N 7°30′E / 50.5°N 7.5°E