|• Mayor||Hansfred Gros|
|• Total||2.80 km2 (1.08 sq mi)|
|Elevation||496 m (1,627 ft)|
|• Density||210/km2 (540/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
The community lies in the Westerwald between Siegen and Limburg an der Lahn. Through the community flows the Große Nister. Neustadt belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Rennerod, a kind of collective municipality. Its seat is in the like-named town.
In 1384, Neustadt/Westerwald had its first documentary mention.
Roughly 82% of the population is Catholic with the other 18% following either another or no faith.
The council is made up of 12 council members who were elected in a majority vote in a municipal election on 13 June 2004.
Coat of arms
The wavy bend sinister in the community’s arms stands for its location on the Große Nister. The black eagle in gold – the Imperial eagle – symbolizes today’s rural area of Forstwiese, which was once an Imperial forest. The waterwheel stands for the two former mills at Neustadt, which did grinding for the Neustadt-Hellenhahn-Schellenberg milling region. The tinctures gold and blue are Nassau’s (golden lion in blue) and refer to the community’s former territorial allegiance.
Neustadt is a member of the international town friendship group Neustadt in Europa with 34 members in five countries (as of 15 August 2005).
Culture and sightseeing
Economy and infrastructure
Right near the community run Bundesstraßen 54, linking Limburg an der Lahn with Siegen, and 255, leading from Montabaur to Herborn. The nearest Autobahn interchange is Haiger/Burbach on the A 45 (Dortmund–Hanau), some 18 km away. The nearest InterCityExpress stop is the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line.
- "Bevölkerungsstand 2018 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2019.
- Neustadt in the collective municipality’s Web pages (in German)
- Städtefreundschaft Arbeitsgemeinschaft Neustadt in Europa (in German)
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