Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis

Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis is a district (German: Kreis) in the middle of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The neighbouring districts are (from north clockwise) Mayen-Koblenz, Rhein-Lahn, Mainz-Bingen, Bad Kreuznach, Birkenfeld, Bernkastel-Wittlich, Cochem-Zell.

Rhein-Hunsrück
Coat of arms of Rhein-Hunsrück
Coat of arms
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
CapitalSimmern
Area
 • Total990.70 km2 (382.51 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2019)[1]
 • Total103,163
 • Density100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationSIM, GOA
Websitewww.kreis-sim.de

HistoryEdit

The district was created in 1969, when the districts of St. Goar and Simmern were merged. In 2014 it was expanded with the municipalities Lahr, Mörsdorf and Zilshausen, previously part of Cochem-Zell.

GeographyEdit

The name of the district already mentions the two main geographic features of the district - the river Rhine which forms the boundary to the north-east and the hills of the Hunsrück cover most of the area of the district.

The Frankfurt-Hahn Airport is located in the district.

PartnershipsEdit

In 1962, Simmern began a friendship pact with the French region Bourgogne, which was continued after the merging with the St. Goar. In 1985 a partnership was started with the district Nyaruguru (at that time called the municipality Rwamiko) in Rwanda, as part of the partnership of the Rhineland-Palatinate region with Rwanda. In 1999, a partnership with the Hungarian Zala County began.

Coat of armsEdit

  The chequered bar in the top is taken from the coat of arms of the district Simmern, and stands for the Counts of Sponheim, who owned several estates in the district. The imperial eagle to the left was taken from the coat of arms of the St. Goar district, and represents the imperial cities Boppard and Oberwesel. To the right is the lion of the Electorate of the Palatinate.

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

Verband-free town: Boppard

Verbandsgemeinden
  1. Badenhard
  2. Beulich
  3. Bickenbach
  4. Birkheim
  5. Damscheid
  6. Dörth
  7. Emmelshausen1,2
  8. Gondershausen
  9. Halsenbach
  10. Hausbay
  11. Hungenroth
  12. Karbach
  13. Kratzenburg
  14. Laudert
  15. Leiningen
  16. Lingerhahn
  17. Maisborn
  18. Mermuth
  19. Morshausen
  20. Mühlpfad
  21. Ney
  22. Niederburg
  23. Niedert
  24. Norath
  25. Oberwesel2
  26. Perscheid
  27. Pfalzfeld
  28. Sankt Goar2
  29. Schwall
  30. Thörlingen
  31. Urbar
  32. Utzenhain
  33. Wiebelsheim
  1. Alterkülz
  2. Bell
  3. Beltheim
  4. Braunshorn
  5. Buch
  6. Dommershausen
  7. Gödenroth
  8. Hasselbach
  9. Hollnich
  10. Kastellaun1,2
  11. Korweiler
  12. Lahr
  13. Mastershausen
  14. Michelbach
  15. Mörsdorf
  16. Roth
  17. Spesenroth
  18. Uhler
  19. Zilshausen
  1. Bärenbach
  2. Belg
  3. Büchenbeuren
  4. Dickenschied
  5. Dill
  6. Dillendorf
  7. Gehlweiler
  8. Gemünden
  9. Hahn
  10. Hecken
  11. Heinzenbach
  12. Henau
  13. Hirschfeld
  14. Kappel
  15. Kirchberg1,2
  16. Kludenbach
  17. Laufersweiler
  18. Lautzenhausen
  19. Lindenschied
  20. Maitzborn
  21. Metzenhausen
  22. Nieder Kostenz
  23. Niedersohren
  24. Niederweiler
  25. Ober Kostenz
  26. Raversbeuren
  27. Reckershausen
  28. Rödelhausen
  29. Rödern
  30. Rohrbach
  31. Schlierschied
  32. Schwarzen
  33. Sohren
  34. Sohrschied
  35. Todenroth
  36. Unzenberg
  37. Wahlenau
  38. Womrath
  39. Woppenroth
  40. Würrich
  1. Altweidelbach
  2. Argenthal
  3. Belgweiler
  4. Benzweiler
  5. Bergenhausen
  6. Biebern
  7. Bubach
  8. Budenbach
  9. Dichtelbach
  10. Ellern
  11. Erbach
  12. Fronhofen
  13. Holzbach
  14. Horn
  15. Keidelheim
  16. Kisselbach
  17. Klosterkumbd
  18. Külz
  19. Kümbdchen
  20. Laubach
  21. Liebshausen
  22. Mengerschied
  23. Mörschbach
  24. Mutterschied
  25. Nannhausen
  26. Neuerkirch
  27. Niederkumbd
  28. Ohlweiler
  29. Oppertshausen
  30. Pleizenhausen
  31. Ravengiersburg
  32. Rayerschied
  33. Reich
  34. Rheinböllen2
  35. Riegenroth
  36. Riesweiler
  37. Sargenroth
  38. Schnorbach
  39. Schönborn
  40. Simmern1,2
  41. Steinbach
  42. Tiefenbach
  43. Wahlbach
  44. Wüschheim
1seat of the Verbandsgemeinde ;2town

Coordinates: 50°05′N 7°30′E / 50.08°N 7.5°E / 50.08; 7.5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2019, Kreise, Gemeinden, Verbandsgemeinden". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2020.