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Location address: Deutschland, Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
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Aegidienberg is a district of Bad Honnef in the Rhein-Sieg-Kreis, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It consists of thirteen villages and is located east of the Siebengebirge range in the Niederwesterwald foothills. Until 1969, Aegidienberg was an independent municipality in the former district of Sieg. The name refers to Saint Aegidius, the patron saint of the local Catholic parish church; until the 16th century, the locality was known as Hunferode or Honnefer Rott. Population: 7089 .
The district of Aegidienberg encompasses the parts of Bad Honnef located east of the Honnef urban forest, in other words east of the Siebengebirge. In geographic terms, the area forms part of the Asbach plateau in the foothills of the Niederwesterwald. The various parts of the district are distributed across hills which all lie within the broader boundary of the Siebengebirge Nature Park. The Siebengebirge itself, with its peaks up to 400 metres in height, separates Aegidienberg from Bad Honnef, which is about 5 kilometres away in the Rhine Valley. Aegidienberg is located at an average altitude approximately 200 metres above Bad Honnef. The two are linked by Landesstraße 144 through the 6 kilometres long Schmelz Valley.

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