Neustadt is a town in the Marburg-Biedenkopf district in Hesse, Germany. For the town of the same name in Canada see Neustadt, Ontario.

Neustadt
Coat of arms of Neustadt
Coat of arms
Location of Neustadt within Marburg-Biedenkopf district
Marburg Biedenkopf Neustadt.png
Neustadt is located in Germany
Neustadt
Neustadt
Neustadt is located in Hesse
Neustadt
Neustadt
Coordinates: 50°51′N 9°7′E / 50.850°N 9.117°E / 50.850; 9.117Coordinates: 50°51′N 9°7′E / 50.850°N 9.117°E / 50.850; 9.117
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionGießen
DistrictMarburg-Biedenkopf
Government
 • MayorThomas Groll (CDU)
Area
 • Total56.88 km2 (21.96 sq mi)
Elevation
240-300 m (−740 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total9,586
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
35279
Dialling codes06692
Vehicle registrationMR
Websitewww.stadt-neustadt-hessen.de

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

Neustadt lies in the Middle Hessian Bergland ("Highland") at the eastern end of Marburg-Biedenkopf district.

Neighbouring communitiesEdit

Neustadt borders in the north on the community of Gilserberg, in the east on the town of Schwalmstadt and the community of Willingshausen (all three in the Schwalm-Eder-Kreis), in the southeast on the community of Antrifttal, in the south on the town of Kirtorf (both in the Vogelsbergkreis), and in the west on the town of Stadtallendorf (Marburg-Biedenkopf).

Town divisionsEdit

Neustadt has, as well as the core community known as Neustadt, centres known as Mengsberg, Momberg and Speckswinkel.

PoliticsEdit

Town councilEdit

After municipal elections on 26 March 2006, the town council is arranged thus:

Parties and Voter groups Share in % Seats
CDU Christian Democratic Union 59.9 15
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany 27.6 7
REP Republicans 6.1 1
FWG Free Voter Community 6.4 2
total 100 25

Coat of armsEdit

Neustadt's coat of arms, like many throughout western Germany, depicts Saint Martin of Tours cutting off a piece of his cloak for a poor man and the Wheel of Mainz.

Town partnershipsEdit

 
"Neustadt in Europe" Labour Community, 2006

Neustadt is a member of the international town friendship called the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Neustadt in Europa, which as of 2005 had 34 member towns – all named Neustadt – in five countries.

Culture and sightseeingEdit

BuildingsEdit

 
Junker-Hansen-Turm, Neustadt´s landmark
  • Junker-Hansen-Turm (tower), a remainder of a castle built in 1480 by the fortification building master Hans Jakob von Ettlingen; has the world's biggest half-timbered rotunda.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand am 31.12.2018". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). July 2019.

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