Neustadt am Main
|Admin. region||Lower Franconia|
|Municipal assoc.||Lohr am Main|
|Mayor||Karin Berger (FW)|
|Area||19.81 km2 (7.65 sq mi)|
|Elevation||150 m (492 ft)|
|Population||1,249 (31 December 2011)|
|- Density||63 /km2 (163 /sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Neustadt am Main (officially: Neustadt a.Main) is a community in the Main-Spessart district in the Regierungsbezirk of Lower Franconia (Unterfranken) in Bavaria, Germany and a member of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft (Administrative Community) of Lohr am Main.
Neustadt am Main lies in the Würzburg Region.
The community has the following Gemarkungen (traditional rural cadastral areas): Erlach am Main, Neustadt am Main.
In Neustadt is found the district’s highest peak, the Klosterkuppel at 552 m above sea level.
As part of the Amt of Rothenfels of the Prince-Bishopric (Hochstift) of Würzburg, the community passed with the 1803 Reichsdeputationshauptschluss to the Counts of Löwenstein-Wertheim. After mediatization in 1806 it passed with the Principality of Aschaffenburg in 1814 (by this time the Principality had become a department of the Grand Duchy of Frankfurt) to Bavaria. In the course of administrative reform in Bavaria, the current community came into being with the Gemeindeedikt (“Municipal Edict”) of 1818.
The community of Erlach was amalgamated in 1972 in the framework of municipal reform in Bavaria.
Within town limits, 1,204 inhabitants were counted in 1970, 1,301 in 1987 and in 2000 1,343.
The mayor is Karin Berger (Freie Wählergemeinschaft Erlach).
Municipal taxes in 1999 amounted to €587,000 (converted), of which net business taxes amounted to €78,000.
Neustadt is a member of the working group Neustadt in Europa, in which 36 towns (as of September 2008) named Neustadt in Germany, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia have linked together. The following places belong to the group:
- Bad Neustadt an der Saale, Rhön-Grabfeld, Bavaria, Germany
- Bergneustadt, Oberbergischer Kreis, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
- Breuberg-Neustadt, Odenwaldkreis, Hesse, Germany
- Dunaújváros, Fejér County, Hungary
- Neuenstadt am Kocher, Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
- Neustadt an der Dosse, Ostprignitz-Ruppin, Brandenburg, Germany
- Neustadt, Marburg-Biedenkopf, Hesse, Germany
- Neustadt an der Wied, Neuwied, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
- Neustadt/Harz, Nordhausen, Thuringia, Germany
- Neustadt, Vogtlandkreis, Saxony, Germany
- Neustadt, Westerwaldkreis, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
- Neustadt am Kulm, Neustadt, Bavaria, Germany
- Neustadt am Main, Main-Spessart, Bavaria, Germany
- Neustadt am Rennsteig, Ilm-Kreis, Thuringia, Germany
- Neustadt am Rübenberge, Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany
- Neustadt an der Aisch, Neustadt (Aisch)-Bad Windsheim, Bavaria, Germany
- Neustadt an der Donau, Kelheim, Bavaria, Germany
- Neustadtl an der Donau, Amstetten, Lower Austria, Austria
- Neustadt an der Orla, Saale-Orla-Kreis, Thuringia, Germany
- Neustadt (Spree), Bautzen, Saxony, Germany
- Neustadt an der Waldnaab, Neustadt, Bavaria, Germany
- Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
- Neustadt bei Coburg, Coburg, Bavaria, Germany
- Neustadt an der Rems, Rems-Murr-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
- Neustadt in Holstein, Ostholstein, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
- Neustadt in Sachsen, Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
- Neustadt, Eichsfeld, Thuringia, Germany
- Neustadt-Glewe, Ludwigslust-Parchim, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
- Nové Město na Moravě, Vysočina Region, Czech Republic
- Nové Město nad Metují, Hradec Králové Region, Czech Republic
- Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Trenčín Region, Slovakia
- Nové Město pod Smrkem, Liberec Region, Czech Republic
- Nowe Miasto Lubawskie, Nowe Miasto County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland
- Nowe Miasto nad Pilicą, Grójec County, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland
- Titisee-Neustadt, Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
- Wiener Neustadt, Lower Austria, Austria
Coat of arms
The community’s arms might be described thus: Per pale argent a lowercase uncial N upon which a small cross pattée sable, gules a sword proper waved in pale, point downwards.
The uncial N with the cross on top is the sign that the old Neustadt Monastery, founded about 770 by Bishop of Würzburg Megingoz, used to mark its estate. In 993 the monastery passed to the Princely Electorate (Hochstift) of Würzburg, remaining with that state until Secularization in 1803. Recalling this former allegiance are the tinctures argent and gules (silver and red), those borne by the Electorate. The waved sword was taken from a village court seal from the early 18th century that showed Saint Michael with a sword. The arms have been borne since 1968.
Economy and infrastructure
According to official statistics, there were 39 workers on the social welfare contribution rolls working in producing businesses in 1998. In trade and transport this was 22. In other areas, 39 workers on the social welfare contribution rolls were employed, and 474 such workers worked from home. There were 4 processing businesses. One business was in construction, and furthermore, in 1999, there was one agricultural operation.
As of 1999 the following institutions existed in Neustadt:
- Kindergartens: 50 places with 42 children
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Neustadt am Main|
- Weyer-Neustadt website (German)
- Neustadt-Erlach website (German)
- Neustadt and Erlach fire brigades (German)
- www.weyer-neustadt.de Neustadt’s history (German)
- This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.