Cochem-Zell

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Cochem-Zell
District
Rhineland p coc.png
Country  Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
Capital Cochem
Area
 • Total 719.42 km2 (277.77 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 63,475
 • Density 88/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration COC, ZEL
Website cochem-zell.de

Cochem-Zell is a district (Kreis) in the north-west of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Neighboring districts are Mayen-Koblenz, Rhein-Hunsrück, Bernkastel-Wittlich, and Vulkaneifel.

History[edit]

In 1816 the districts Cochem and Zell were created, after the area went to Prussia. In 1969 the Zell district was dissolved and its northern and middle parts were added to the Cochem district, which was renamed Cochem-Zell.

Geography[edit]

The district constists of three different landscapes. The Moselle valley with its vineyards, and the mountains of the Hunsrück in the east and the Eifel in the north and west. The highest elevation is the Höchstberg at 616 m above sea level, located in the Eifel.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms

The German blazon reads: Schräglinks geteilt: vorne in Silber ein durchgehendes rotes Kreuz, belegt mit einem silbernem Hifthorn mit goldenem Riemen; hinten in Schwarz ein wachsender, rot bewehrter, gezungter und gekrönter goldener Löwe.

This might in English heraldic language be rendered thus: Per bend sinister argent a cross gules surmounted by a bugle-horn of the first, the bell to sinister, stringed Or, and sable issuant from base a lion rampant, his dexter paw couped at the line of partition, of the third armed, langued and crowned of the second.

The upper part of the coat of arms shows the main charge of the coat of arms of the Zell district, the cross of Trier, as the Bishops of Trier had a castle at Zell. The horn stands for the territory of Beilstein. The lion in the bottom is the symbol of the Electorate of the Palatinate; the Counts Palatine had a castle at Cochem.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Verbandsgemeinden
  1. Beilstein
  2. Bremm
  3. Briedern
  4. Bruttig-Fankel
  5. Cochem1, 2
  6. Dohr
  7. Ediger-Eller
  8. Ellenz-Poltersdorf
  9. Ernst
  10. Faid
  11. Greimersburg
  12. Klotten
  13. Mesenich
  14. Nehren
  15. Senheim
  16. Valwig
  17. Wirfus
  1. Brachtendorf
  2. Düngenheim
  3. Eppenberg
  4. Eulgem
  5. Gamlen
  6. Hambuch
  7. Hauroth
  8. Illerich
  9. Kaifenheim
  10. Kaisersesch1, 2
  11. Kalenborn
  12. Landkern
  13. Laubach
  14. Leienkaul
  15. Masburg
  16. Müllenbach
  17. Urmersbach
  18. Zettingen
  1. Binningen
  2. Brieden
  3. Brohl
  4. Dünfus
  5. Forst (Eifel)
  6. Kail
  7. Lahr
  8. Lieg
  9. Lütz
  10. Möntenich
  11. Mörsdorf
  12. Moselkern
  13. Müden (Mosel)
  14. Pommern
  15. Roes
  16. Treis-Karden1
  17. Zilshausen
  1. Alflen
  2. Auderath
  3. Bad Bertrich
  4. Beuren
  5. Büchel
  6. Filz
  7. Gevenich
  8. Gillenbeuren
  9. Kliding
  10. Lutzerath
  11. Schmitt
  12. Ulmen1, 2
  13. Urschmitt
  14. Wagenhausen
  15. Weiler
  16. Wollmerath
  1. Alf
  2. Altlay
  3. Altstrimmig
  4. Blankenrath
  5. Briedel
  6. Bullay
  7. Forst (Hunsrück)
  8. Grenderich
  9. Haserich
  10. Hesweiler
  11. Liesenich
  12. Mittelstrimmig
  13. Moritzheim
  14. Neef
  15. Panzweiler
  16. Peterswald-Löffelscheid
  17. Pünderich
  18. Reidenhausen
  19. Sankt Aldegund
  20. Schauren
  21. Sosberg
  22. Tellig
  23. Walhausen
  24. Zell (Mosel)1, 2
1seat of the Verbandsgemeinde; 2town

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Coordinates: 50°10′N 7°10′E / 50.17°N 7.17°E / 50.17; 7.17