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Neumarkt
Bavaria nm.png
Map of Bavaria highlighting the district of Neumarkt
State Bavaria
Adm. region Oberpfalz
Region Regensburg
District seat Neumarkt
Area 1344 km²
Population 126,400 (2000)
Pop. density 94 /km²
Licence plate code NM
Web page landkreis-neumarkt.de

Neumarkt is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Nürnberger Land, Amberg-Sulzbach, Schwandorf, Regensburg, Kelheim, Eichstätt and Roth.

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History

In early medieval times the region was ruled by the counts of Wolfstein, while the city of Neumarkt was directly subordinate to the emperor and hence independent from the Wolfstein family. In the 14th century the counts of Wolfstein, as well as the city of Neumarkt, became subordinate to the Palatinate, and in 1628 to Bavaria.

The district in its present shape was established in 1972, when the city of Neumarkt lost its status as an urban district and was incorporated into the district.

Geography

The district is located in the mountains of the Frankish Alb. The southern parts are occupied by the Altmühl Valley Nature Park.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The coat of arms displays three lions. The yellow lion was the heraldic animal of the Palatinate. The red lions were the arms of the Wolfstein dynasty.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Berching
  2. Dietfurt
  3. Freystadt
  4. Neumarkt
  5. Parsberg
  6. Velburg
  1. Berg
  2. Berngau
  3. Breitenbrunn
  4. Deining
  5. Hohenfels
  6. Lauterhofen
  1. Lupburg
  2. Mühlhausen
  3. Pilsach
  4. Postbauer-Heng
  5. Pyrbaum
  6. Sengenthal
  7. Seubersdorf

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Coordinates: 49°15′N 11°30′E / 49.25°N 11.5°E / 49.25; 11.5

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