Koblenz administrative district

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Koblenz administrative district
Inventory period 1816-1999
Affiliation 1816–1946 Rhine Province
1946–1999 Rhineland-Palatinate
Administrative headquarters Koblenz
Number of municipalities 1,111 (1995)
surface 8,071.59 km² (1995)
Residents 1,481,341 (1995)
Population density 184 inhabitants / km²
Location of the administrative district of Koblenz in Rhineland-Palatinate
Rhineland-Palatinate District Koblenz (1974-1999) .svg
Prussian government building
Seal of the Royal Government Presidium Koblenz

The administrative district of Koblenz was an intermediate authority that existed from 1816 to 1999 and was based in the city of Koblenz ( written as Coblenz until 1926 ). It last comprised the north of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate . With the restructuring of the state administration on January 1, 2000, the administrative districts there were dissolved and the district governments were transferred to the Supervision and Service Directorate (ADD) or Structure and Approval Directorate (SGD) North and South , which now cover entire areas of responsibility and no longer for all Tasks within their previous district are responsible. Your geographical responsibilities therefore also partially extend to the whole country. The narrower area of ​​responsibility of SGD Nord includes the area of ​​the former administrative district of Koblenz together with the former administrative district of Trier .

Former administrative division

Counties District-free city
  1. Ahrweiler
  2. Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
  3. Bad Kreuznach
  4. Birch field
  5. Cochem cell
  6. Mayen-Koblenz
  7. Neuwied
  8. Rhein-Hunsrück district
  9. Rhein-Lahn district
  10. Westerwaldkreis

(Status at the time of dissolution on December 31, 1999)

Administrative history

The history of the administrative district of Koblenz goes back to the year 1815. At that time, after the Congress of Vienna , the Kingdom of Prussia planned to divide its provinces into 25 administrative districts, including Koblenz. The governments of Trier, Aachen and Stralsund were added later. However, the implementation did not take place until the beginning of 1816, when the General-Gouvernement of the Middle and Lower Rhine was dissolved on April 21, 1816 and the administrative business was transferred to the three governments from April 22, 1816, which were formed in the "Upper Presidential District of the Grand Duchy of Lower Rhine" . From 1822 it belonged to the Rhine Province . During the Prussian era, the seat of administration was last in the Prussian government building in Koblenz, which was built between 1902 and 1906, and after the Second World War the nearby former high presidium of the Rhine Province .

After the Second World War , the Koblenz administrative district became part of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate in 1946. Here he was one of the first five administrative districts . The others were the administrative district of Trier, also from the Prussian Rhine province (also established in 1816), the administrative districts of Montabaur ( newly created in 1946 from part of the previous Prussian province of Hessen-Nassau ), and Rheinhessen , based in Mainz (1946 from part of the previous people's state Hessen newly created) and the Palatinate with headquarters in Neustadt an der Haardt or Weinstrasse ( newly formed in 1946 from the Palatinate (Bavaria) ).

The administrative district of Koblenz initially comprised the "Stadt- und Landkreis Coblenz" and the districts of Adenau (dissolved in 1932), Ahrweiler , Altenkirchen , Braunfels (exclave, dissolved in 1822 or assigned to the district of Wetzlar), Cochem , Kreuznach , Linz (dissolved in 1822 and merged with the Neuwied district), Mayen , Neuwied , Sankt Goar , Siegen (1817 to the Arnsberg district), Simmern , Wetzlar (exclave; 1932 to the Wiesbaden district) and Zell . In 1869 the former Hesse-Homburg region was added as the Meisenheim district (dissolved in 1932 and merged with the Kreuznach district), and the Birkenfeld district was added in 1937 .

In 1968, in connection with the administrative reform in Rhineland-Palatinate, the administrative district of Montabaur was dissolved and its area was assigned to the administrative district of Koblenz. The district government in Koblenz was thus also responsible for the districts of Oberwesterwaldkreis (seat Westerburg ), Loreleykreis (seat Sankt Goarshausen ), Unterlahnkreis (seat Diez ) and Unterwesterwaldkreis (seat Montabaur ).

During the district reform carried out in Rhineland-Palatinate from 1969 to 1974 , the districts were merged into larger administrative units. From 1974 until its dissolution on January 1, 2000, the Koblenz administrative district thus comprised the independent city of Koblenz and the 10 districts mentioned above .

District President

From 1825 to 1888, the vice- presidents carried out the official business of the government as deputy to the chief president (chief president).


  • Hans Schubert : The Prussian government in Koblenz. Their development and work 1816–1918 , Bonn 1925
  • K. Müller: The Koblenz District , Koblenz 1929
  • Horst Romeyk : The leading state and municipal administrative officials of the Rhine Province 1816–1945 (=  publications of the Society for Rhenish History . Volume 69 ). Droste, Düsseldorf 1994, ISBN 3-7700-7585-4 , p. 280 .

Web links

Commons : Koblenz District  - Collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Registration community directory 2006 ( Memento of 22 December 2017 Internet Archive ) (= Statistical Office Rheinland-Pfalz [Ed.]: Statistical volumes . Volume 393 ). Bad Ems March 2006, p. 155 (PDF; 2.6 MB). Info: An up-to-date directory ( 2016 ) is available, but in the section "Territorial changes - Territorial administrative reform" it does not give any population figures.  
  2. ↑ In 1950 Neustadt an der Haardt was given the name Neustadt an der Weinstrasse from 1936 to 1945
  3. Although a separate urban district of Coblenz was planned as early as 1816, this was then given a joint district administrator with the district when it was finally established; it was not until 1887 that the city of Coblenz was organized as a city district.