|• Mayor||Hans-Werner Aßmann-Huppert|
|• Total||2.51 km2 (0.97 sq mi)|
|Elevation||392 m (1,286 ft)|
|• Density||38/km2 (99/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Rayerschied 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 Simmern, whose seat is in the like-named town.
In 1204, Rayerschied had its first documentary mention in a donation document from the Kumbd Convent. From 1420, the village belonged to the Amt of Simmern, and later also to Palatinate-Simmern. In 1498, the village was mentioned as Reinßrath. In 1673, Rayerschied passed to Electoral Palatinate. Beginning in 1794, Rayerschied lay under French rule. In 1814 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.
Rayerschied’s mayor is Hans Werner Aßmann-Huppert.
Coat of arms
The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Under a chief lozengy argent and azure, per pale gules a stork statant of the first and argent a cross sable.
Culture and sightseeing
- Saint John of Nepomuk Catholic Church (Kirche St. Johannes Nepomuk), Kirchstraße 2 – Gothic Revival brick building, 1896; before the church a sandstone beam cross, early 19th century; in the parish garden a Baroque baptismal font basin holder
There are also barrows in Rayerschied.
- "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
- "Bevölkerungsstand 2017 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2018.
- Municipal election results for Rayerschied
- Rayerschied’s mayor Archived 2011-07-19 at the Wayback Machine
- Directory of Cultural Monuments in Rhein-Hunsrück district
- Municipality’s official webpage (in German)
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