Niedert

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Niedert
Coat of arms of Niedert
Coat of arms
Location of Niedert within Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis district
Niedert in SIM.svg
Niedert is located in Germany
Niedert
Niedert
Niedert is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Niedert
Niedert
Coordinates: 50°7′40″N 7°32′38″E / 50.12778°N 7.54389°E / 50.12778; 7.54389Coordinates: 50°7′40″N 7°32′38″E / 50.12778°N 7.54389°E / 50.12778; 7.54389
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictRhein-Hunsrück-Kreis
Municipal assoc.Emmelshausen
Government
 • MayorRainer Martin
Area
 • Total2.21 km2 (0.85 sq mi)
Elevation
415 m (1,362 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total126
 • Density57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
56291
Dialling codes06746
Vehicle registrationSIM

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.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

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).

History[edit]

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.

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

The council is made up of 6 council members, who were elected by majority vote at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009, and the honorary mayor as chairman.[2]

Mayor[edit]

Niedert’s mayor is Rainer Martin.[3]

Coat of arms[edit]

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 municipality’s arms might in English heraldic language be described thus: A bend sinister wavy azure between Or a lion passant gules armed and langued of the first, and argent a stagecoach sable.

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.[4]

Culture and sightseeing[edit]

Buildings[edit]

The following are listed buildings or sites in Rhineland-Palatinate’s Directory of Cultural Monuments:[5]

  • Hauptstraße 22 – estate complex; slated timber-frame building, stable/barn, 19th century; whole complex of buildings

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Education[edit]

In Niedert, a forest kindergarten was founded in 2000; it is based in Emmelshausen-Liesenfeld.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2018 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2019.
  2. ^ Municipal election results for Niedert
  3. ^ Niedert’s mayor
  4. ^ Description and explanation of Niedert’s arms
  5. ^ Directory of Cultural Monuments in Rhein-Hunsrück district

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