Neuental

Neuental is a community in the Schwalm-Eder district in Hesse, Germany.

Neuental

Coat of arms
Location of Neuental within Schwalm-Eder-Kreis district
Neuental
Neuental
Coordinates: 51°00′N 09°13′E
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionKassel
DistrictSchwalm-Eder-Kreis
Government
  MayorDr. Philipp Rottwilm
Area
  Total38.65 km2 (14.92 sq mi)
Elevation
185-433 m (−1,236 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total3,034
  Density78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
34599
Dialling codes06693
Vehicle registrationHR
Websitewww.neuental.de

Geography

Neuental lies in the Schwalm river valley between Borken and Schwalmstadt south of Kassel.

Constituent communities

The community consists of the eight centres of Bischhausen, Dorheim, Gilsa, Neuenhain, Römersberg, Schlierbach, Waltersbrück and Zimmersrode (administrative seat).

History

The community came into being as part of Hesse's municipal reforms with the amalgamation of the formerly independent communities of Bischhausen, Dorheim, Gilsa, Neuenhain, Römersberg, Schlierbach, Waltersbrück and Zimmersrode into a new greater community of Neuental.

Politics

Municipal council

Neuental municipal council is made up of 23 councillors.

  • SPD 9 seats
  • CDU 8 seats
  • Bürgerliste (citizens' coalition) 4 seats
  • FDP 2 seats

(as of municipal elections held on 26 March 2006)

The mayor Kai Knöpper (FDP, but membership currently dormant) was elected on 25 September 2005 with a 64.2% share of the vote.

Economy and infrastructure

Transport

Federal Highway (Bundesstraße) B 254 (Homberg – Fulda) runs 7 km to the east. The Neuental interchange on Autobahn A 49 (KasselFritzlarMarburg) is 3 km away.

References

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