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Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis

Rheingau-Taunus is a Kreis (district) in the west of Hesse, Germany. Neighboring districts are Limburg-Weilburg, Hochtaunuskreis, Main-Taunus-Kreis, district-free Wiesbaden, Mainz-Bingen, Rhein-Lahn.

Rheingau-Taunus
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Adm. regionDarmstadt
CapitalBad Schwalbach
Area
 • Total811.11 km2 (313.17 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2018)[1]
 • Total187,157
 • Density230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationRÜD, SWA
Websitehttp://www.rheingau-taunus.de

HistoryEdit

The district was created in 1977 by merging the Rheingau and Untertaunus districts.

GeographyEdit

The district covers the western part of the Taunus mountains. The river Rhine forms the district's border in the south.

PoliticsEdit

District councilEdit

Recent district elections had the following results:[2]

Parties and voter communities %
2016
Seats
2016
%
2011
Seats
2011
%
2006
Seats
2006
%
2001
Seats
2001
CDU Christian Democratic Union 35.3 21 35.8 22 39.8 24 39.1 28
SPD Social Democratic Party 24.1 15 30.8 19 33.6 20 37.2 26
GRÜNE Alliance '90/The Greens 11.2 7 18.9 12 10.3 6 10.0 7
FDP Free Democratic Party 6.8 4 5.0 3 6.1 4 6.5 5
DIE LINKE The Left 3.2 2 2.3 1
FWG Freie Wähler Gemeinschaft Rheingau-Taunus (Independent Voters Community) 6.0 4 7.2 4 7.5 5 4.5 3
REP The Republicans 2.7 2 2.7 2
AFD Alternative for Germany 13.4 8
Total 100.0 61 100.0 61 100.0 61 100.0 71
Voter turnout % 53.2 51.4 50.0 55.6

Coat of armsEdit

The coat of arms combines the coat of arms of the two former districts - in the bottom right the Mainz wheel taken from the Rheingau district, in the top left the lion of Nassau from the former Untertaunuskreis.

Urban entitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand am 31.12.2018". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt: Final result of district election (in German).

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