Neuwied (district)

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Neuwied
District
Coat of arms of Neuwied
Coat of arms
Rhineland-Palatinate NR.svg
Country  Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
Capital Neuwied
Area
 • Total 626.80 km2 (242.01 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2015)[1]
 • Total 180,655
 • Density 290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration NR
Website kreis-neuwied.de

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 a partnership with the Polish county Namysłów in Opole Voivodeship; first contacts date to 1998 and the partnership became official in 2000.

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]

Coat of arms 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

Verbandsgemeinden
  1. Asbach1
  2. Buchholz
  3. Neustadt (Wied)
  4. Windhagen
  1. Bad Hönningen1, 2
  2. Hammerstein
  3. Leutesdorf
  4. Rheinbrohl
  1. Dierdorf1, 2
  2. Großmaischeid
  3. Isenburg
  4. Kleinmaischeid
  5. Marienhausen
  6. Stebach
  1. Dattenberg
  2. Kasbach-Ohlenberg
  3. Leubsdorf
  4. Linz am Rhein1, 2
  5. Ockenfels
  6. Sankt Katharinen
  7. Vettelschoß
  1. Dernbach
  2. Döttesfeld
  3. Dürrholz
  4. Hanroth
  5. Harschbach
  6. Linkenbach
  7. Niederhofen
  8. Niederwambach
  9. Oberdreis
  10. Puderbach1
  11. Ratzert
  12. Raubach
  13. Rodenbach bei Puderbach
  14. Steimel
  15. Urbach
  16. Woldert
  1. Anhausen
  2. Bonefeld
  3. Breitscheid
  4. Datzeroth
  5. Ehlscheid
  6. Hardert
  7. Hausen (Wied)
  8. Hümmerich
  9. Kurtscheid
  10. Meinborn
  11. Melsbach
  12. Niederbreitbach
  13. Oberhonnefeld-Gierend
  14. Oberraden
  15. Rengsdorf1
  16. Roßbach
  17. Rüscheid
  18. Straßenhaus
  19. Thalhausen
  20. Waldbreitbach
  1. Bruchhausen
  2. Erpel
  3. Rheinbreitbach
  4. Unkel1, 2
1seat of the Verbandsgemeinde; 2town

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Coordinates: 50°30′N 7°30′E / 50.5°N 7.5°E / 50.5; 7.5