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Rhineland-Palatinate is ane o the 16 states o the Federal Republic o Germany. It haes an aurie o 19,846 square kilometre (7,663 sq mi) an thareaboot fower million inhabitant. The caipital is Mainz. It is forby commonly refert tae bi its German name, Rheinland-Pfalz.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The state o Rhineland-Palatinate wis estaiblished on the 30t August 1946. It wis formed frae the northren pairt o the French Occupation Zone, whilk included pairts o Bavarie (the Rhenish Palatinate), the soothren pairts o the Proushie Rhine Province (includin the Destrict o Birkenfeld whilk umwhile belanged Oldenburg), pairts o the Proushie Province o Nassau (see Hesse-Nassau), an pairts o Hesse-Darmstadt (Rhinehessen on the wastren braes o the Rhine); the constitution wis legally confirmed bi referendum on 18 Mey 1947.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Situate in wastren Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate borders (frae the north an clockwise) North Rhine-Westphalie, Hesse, Baden-Württemberg, Fraunce, Saarland, Luxembourg an Belgium.

The lairgest river in the state is the Rhine, whilk forms the mairch wi Baden-Württemberg an Hesse in the southeast afore flowin through the northren pairt o Rhineland-Palatinate. The Rhine Valley is bundit bi muntain chains an forms a fascinatin landscape containin some o the maist historically significant places in Germany.

The Eifel an Hunsrück muntain chains is foond on the wast bank o the Rhine in northren Rhineland-Palatinate, while the Westerwald an Taunus muntains are foond on the east bank. The hilly lands in the soothmaist region o the state is kivered bi the Palatinate forest an the Palatinate.

Thir muntain chains is separate frae ilk ither bi several tributaries o the Rhine: the Mosel, the Lahn an the Nahe.

The modren state consists o a conglomeration o the historic regions o soothren Rheinland Province, Rheinhessen an the Palatinate.

See an aa Leet o places in Rhineland-Palatinate.

Admeenistration[eedit | eedit soorce]


Rhineland-Palatinate is dividit intae 24 destricts, umwhile grouped intae the three admeenistrative regions: Koblenz, Trier an Rheinhessen-Pfalz.

Syne 2000, the employees an assets o the umwhile admeenistrative regions haes been organized intae the Aufsichts- un Dienstleistungsdirektion Trier (Supervisory an Service Directorate Trier) an the Struktur- un Genehmigungsdirektionen (Structural an Appruival Directorates) Nord in Koblenz an Süd in Neustadt (Weinstraße). Thir admeenistrations execute their authority ower the whole state, i.e., the ADD Trier owersees aw schuils.

Map o the destricts o Rhineland-Palatinate:

  1. Ahrweiler
  2. Altenkirchen
  3. Alzey-Worms
  4. Bad Dürkheim
  5. Bad Kreuznach
  6. Bernkastel-Wittlich
  7. Birkenfeld
  8. Bitburg-Prüm
  1. Cochem-Zell
  2. Vulkaneifel
  3. Donnersbergkreis
  4. Germersheim
  5. Kaiserslautern
  6. Kusel
  7. Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis
  8. Mainz-Bingen
  1. Mayen-Koblenz
  2. Neuwied
  3. Rhein-Hunsrück
  4. Rhein-Lahn
  5. Südliche Weinstraße
  6. Südwestpfalz
  7. Trier-Saarburg
  8. Westerwaldkreis

Ivery destrict is componed o numerous municipalities, whilk can consist o ceeties, veelages, or groups o veelages kent as Verbandsgemeinden. There istwal urban destricts an aa, that is identifee'd on the map wi letters:

  1. Frankenthal (F)
  2. Kaiserslautern (Ka)
  3. Koblenz Coblenz (Ko)
  4. Landau (La, the main ceety an an exclave)
  5. Ludwigshafen (Rheinpfalz-Kreis) (L)
  6. Mainz (M)
  7. Neustadt (Weinstraße) (N)
  8. Pirmasens (P)
  9. Speyer Spires (S)
  10. Trier (T)
  11. Worms (W)
  12. Zweibrücken (Z)

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