Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz

Coordinates: 49°17′N 11°28′E / 49.283°N 11.467°E / 49.283; 11.467
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Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz
Aerial view of Neumarkt
Aerial view of Neumarkt
Coat of arms of Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz
Location of Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz within Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz district
Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz is located in Germany
Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz
Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz
Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz is located in Bavaria
Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz
Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz
Coordinates: 49°17′N 11°28′E / 49.283°N 11.467°E / 49.283; 11.467
Admin. regionOberpfalz
DistrictNeumarkt in der Oberpfalz
 • Lord mayor (2017–23) Thomas Thumann[1] (FW)
 • Total79.03 km2 (30.51 sq mi)
424 m (1,391 ft)
 • Total40,808
 • Density520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes09181
Vehicle registrationNM, PAR

Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz (German: [ˈnɔɪ̯maʁkt ʔɪn deːɐ̯ ˈʔoːbɐˌpfalts] (audio speaker iconlisten); Bavarian: Naimakk in da Owerpfolz) is the capital of the Neumarkt district in the Upper Palatinate, in Bavaria, Germany.

Geography[change | change source]

Neumarkt is on the western edge of the Franconian Jura, settled in a valley. The municipal region reaches as far as the Bavarian Jura to the east. The Neumarkt valley releases to the north through the Schwarzach River, a tributary of the Regnitz, flowing into the Main, and to the south through the Sulz, a tributary of the Altmühl, which flows into the Danube. The Ludwig Canal cuts through the area from North to South. The elevation ranges from 406 meters on the Beckenmühle River to the north, to 595 meters in the quarter of Fuchsberg. The elevation of city hall is given as 423 meters.

The municipal region has an area of 73.09 km2. The following municipalities, all of which belong to the Neumarkt district, border the district capital. They are named clockwise, beginning in the north: Berg, Pilsach, Velburg, Deining, Sengenthal, Berngau and Postbauer-Heng.

Municipal subdivision[change | change source]

The center of the municipal area is the Old City and its borders. The first housing developments built outside the city walls began in 1850 to the east, along Mühlstraße, Mariahilfstraße, and Badstraße. To the south, the Industrial area developed beginning around 1920. After 1945, the city expanded to the north and west, and grew together with the municipalities of Woffenbach and Holzheim. Many other settlements developed around the city center, named, going clockwise from the north: Altenhof, Koppenmühle, Kohlenbrunnermühle, Mühlen, Wolfstein (at the site of the former Prison Work Camp), Weinberg, Schlosserhügel, and Hasenheide.

During the 1972 Municipality Reforms, nine municipalities were combined with the city, increasing the municipal area.

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