Rhein-Lahn-Kreis

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Rhein-Lahn
District
Coat of arms of Rhein-Lahn
Coat of arms
Rhineland-Palatinate EMS.svg
Country  Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
Capital Bad Ems
Area
 • Total 782.3 km2 (302.0 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 121,838
 • Density 160/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration EMS
Website rhein-lahn-info.de

Rhein-Lahn is a district (Kreis) in the east of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Westerwaldkreis, Limburg-Weilburg, Rheingau-Taunus, Mainz-Bingen, Rhein-Hunsrück, Mayen-Koblenz, and the district-free city Koblenz.

History[edit]

With the Congress of Vienna the area was added to the duchy of Nassau. When Nassau lost independence in 1866 it was added to Prussia, who then in 1867 created the Regierungsbezirk Wiesbaden, and as parts of it the two districts Rheingaukreis and Unterlahnkreis. The Rheingaukreis became the district St. Goarshausen in 1885. In 1969 the two districts were merged into the new Rhein-Lahn district.

Geography[edit]

The name of the district already mentions the two biggest rivers of the district. The Rhine forms the boundary to the west, its narrow valley is used for wine cultivation. The Lahn flows through the northern part of the district until it joins the Rhine near Lahnstein. In the southern part of the district are the hills of the Taunus.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms The coat of arms most prominently shows a lion, as most of the historic rulers of the area had a lion in their coat of arms. These include the Counts of Diez, the Counts and later Princes of Nassau, the Counts of Katzenelnbogen and the Princes of the Electorate of the Palatinate. The two colors red and blue represent the two districts which were merged to form the Rhein-Lahn district - the blue derives from Nassau, the red from the clerical states of Trier and Mainz.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Verband-free town
  1. Lahnstein
Verbandsgemeinden
  1. Arzbach
  2. Bad Ems1, 2
  3. Becheln
  4. Dausenau
  5. Fachbach
  6. Frücht
  7. Kemmenau
  8. Miellen
  9. Nievern
  1. Altendiez
  2. Aull
  3. Balduinstein
  4. Birlenbach
  5. Charlottenberg
  6. Cramberg
  7. Diez1, 2
  8. Dörnberg
  9. Eppenrod
  10. Geilnau
  11. Gückingen
  12. Hambach
  13. Heistenbach
  14. Hirschberg
  15. Holzappel
  16. Holzheim
  17. Horhausen
  18. Isselbach
  19. Langenscheid
  20. Laurenburg
  21. Scheidt
  22. Steinsberg
  23. Wasenbach
  1. Burgschwalbach
  2. Flacht
  3. Hahnstätten1
  4. Kaltenholzhausen
  5. Lohrheim
  6. Mudershausen
  7. Netzbach
  8. Niederneisen
  9. Oberneisen
  10. Schiesheim
  1. Allendorf
  2. Berghausen
  3. Berndroth
  4. Biebrich
  5. Bremberg
  6. Dörsdorf
  7. Ebertshausen
  8. Eisighofen
  9. Ergeshausen
  10. Gutenacker
  11. Herold
  12. Katzenelnbogen1, 2
  13. Klingelbach
  14. Kördorf
  15. Mittelfischbach
  16. Niedertiefenbach
  17. Oberfischbach
  18. Reckenroth
  19. Rettert
  20. Roth
  21. Schönborn
  1. Auel
  2. Bornich
  3. Braubach2
  4. Dachsenhausen
  5. Dahlheim
  6. Dörscheid
  7. Filsen
  8. Kamp-Bornhofen
  9. Kaub2
  10. Kestert
  11. Lierschied
  12. Lykershausen
  13. Nochern
  14. Osterspai
  15. Patersberg
  16. Prath
  17. Reichenberg
  18. Reitzenhain
  19. Sankt Goarshausen1, 2
  20. Sauerthal
  21. Weisel
  22. Weyer
  1. Attenhausen
  2. Dessighofen
  3. Dienethal
  4. Dornholzhausen
  5. Geisig
  6. Hömberg
  7. Lollschied
  8. Misselberg
  9. Nassau1, 2
  10. Obernhof
  11. Oberwies
  12. Pohl
  13. Schweighausen
  14. Seelbach
  15. Singhofen
  16. Sulzbach
  17. Weinähr
  18. Winden
  19. Zimmerschied
  1. Berg
  2. Bettendorf
  3. Bogel
  4. Buch
  5. Diethardt
  6. Ehr
  7. Endlichhofen
  8. Eschbach
  9. Gemmerich
  10. Hainau
  11. Himmighofen
  12. Holzhausen an der Haide
  13. Hunzel
  14. Kasdorf
  15. Kehlbach
  16. Lautert
  17. Lipporn
  18. Marienfels
  19. Miehlen
  20. Nastätten1, 2
  21. Niederbachheim
  22. Niederwallmenach
  23. Oberbachheim
  24. Obertiefenbach
  25. Oberwallmenach
  26. Oelsberg
  27. Rettershain
  28. Ruppertshofen
  29. Strüth
  30. Weidenbach
  31. Welterod
  32. Winterwerb
1seat of the Verbandsgemeinde; 2town

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Coordinates: 50°16′N 7°52′E / 50.267°N 7.867°E / 50.267; 7.867