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.

Neuwied
Coat of arms of Neuwied
Coat of arms
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
CapitalNeuwied
Area
 • Total626.80 km2 (242.01 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2018)[1]
 • Total181,941
 • Density290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationNR
Websitekreis-neuwied.de

HistoryEdit

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.

GeographyEdit

The districts landscape covers the Westerwald mountains, east of the Rhine river valley. The Rhine forms the western boundary of the district.

Coat of armsEdit

  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 municipalitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2018 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2019.

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