|• Mayor||Rainer Martin|
|• Total||2.21 km2 (0.85 sq mi)|
|Elevation||415 m (1,362 ft)|
|• Density||57/km2 (150/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Niedert is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis (district) in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Emmelshausen, whose seat is in the like-named town.
The municipality lies in the Hunsrück 3 km south of Emmelshausen and 9 km southwest of the Rhine at Hirzenach. Niedert lies right on the Hunsrückhöhenstraße (“Hunsrück Heights Road”, a scenic road across the Hunsrück built originally as a military road on Hermann Göring’s orders).
Niedert belonged to the Lower County of Katzenelnbogen. Beginning in 1794, Niedert lay under French rule. In 1815 it was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia at the Congress of Vienna. Since 1946, it has been part of the then newly founded state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Niedert’s mayor is Rainer Martin.
Coat of arms
The German blazon reads: Von Gold über Silber geteilt durch einen schräglinken blauen Wellenbalken, oben ein blau bewehrter und gezungter roter Löwe, unten eine schwarze Postkutsche.
The lion refers to the village’s former allegiance to the Lower County of Katzenelnbogen, while the other charge refers to the coaching inn that was formerly located in Niedert. The “bend sinister wavy” (slanted stripe) symbolizes the Baybach, a brook which on one side of the municipality marks the municipal limit, and which once also marked the boundary between two territories.
Culture and sightseeing
- Hauptstraße 22 – estate complex; slated timber-frame building, stable/barn, 19th century; whole complex of buildings
Economy and infrastructure
In Niedert, a forest kindergarten was founded in 2000; it is based in Emmelshausen-Liesenfeld.
- "Bevölkerungsstand 2018 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2019.
- Municipal election results for Niedert
- Niedert’s mayor
- Description and explanation of Niedert’s arms
- Directory of Cultural Monuments in Rhein-Hunsrück district
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