Neustadt an der Waldnaab (district)

Neustadt an der Waldnaab is a Landkreis (district) in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the south and clockwise) the districts of Schwandorf, Amberg-Sulzbach, Bayreuth and Tirschenreuth, and by the Czech Republic (Plzeň Region). The city of Weiden in der Oberpfalz is enclosed by, but not belonging to the district.

Neustadt an der Waldnaab

Coat of arms
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Adm. regionUpper Palatinate
CapitalNeustadt an der Waldnaab
Area
  Total1,430 km2 (550 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2018)[1]
  Total94,352
  Density66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationNEW
Websitewww.neustadt.de

History

The district was established in 1972 by merging the former districts of Neustadt an der Waldnaab, Eschenbach and Vohenstrauß.

Geography

The district is located in the mountains of the Upper Palatine Forest (Oberpfälzer Wald). The two headstreams of the River Naab, the Waldnaab and Haidenaab, both run through the district to merge in the south of the area.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays:
  • the heraldic lion of the Palatinate
  • three stars from the arms of the county of Störnstein
  • blue and white bars from the arms of the county of Leuchtenberg

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Eschenbach in der Oberpfalz
  2. Grafenwöhr
  3. Neustadt am Kulm
  4. Neustadt an der Waldnaab
  5. Pleystein
  6. Pressath
  7. Vohenstrauß
  8. Windischeschenbach
  1. Altenstadt an der Waldnaab
  2. Bechtsrieth
  3. Eslarn
  4. Etzenricht
  5. Floß
  6. Flossenbürg
  7. Georgenberg
  8. Irchenrieth
  9. Kirchendemenreuth
  10. Kirchenthumbach
  11. Kohlberg
  12. Leuchtenberg
  13. Luhe-Wildenau
  14. Mantel
  15. Moosbach
  1. Parkstein
  2. Pirk
  3. Püchersreuth
  4. Schirmitz
  5. Schlammersdorf
  6. Schwarzenbach
  7. Speinshart
  8. Störnstein
  9. Tännesberg
  10. Theisseil
  11. Trabitz
  12. Vorbach
  13. Waidhaus
  14. Waldthurn
  15. Weiherhammer

References

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