The New International Encyclopædia/Neuwied
NEUWIED, noi′vḗt. The capital of a circle in the Rhine Province, Prussia, on the Rhine, seven miles northwest of Coblenz (Map: Prussia, B 3). The castle, residence of the Prince of Wied, stands in a beautiful park, and has collections of Roman antiquities. The town has many educational institutions, including a gymnasium and two seminaries for teachers. Wool and cotton goods, soap, tobacco, starch, chicory, and ironware are manufactured. Population, in 1900, 11,003. Neuwied was founded in 1653 by the Prince of Wied, as a refuge for religious exiles, and many religious denominations are represented by its present inhabitants.