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Location address: Deutschland, Karlsruhe
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Neureut is the northernmost borough of the German city of Karlsruhe. It was the most populous rural community of Baden-Württemberg before being incorporated into Karlsruhe on 14 February 1975. Its population is about 18,400 people as of June 2014.
Neureut is supposed to have been founded in 1260, under the rule of Rudolf I, Margrave of Baden-Baden. In 1699, Frederick VII, Margrave of Baden-Durlach founded a church for 58 families of Huguenot refugees from nearby France. During World War II, Neureut was heavily damaged by American planes. After the war, many American military bases were established in Germany, including one in Neureut in 1959. The American military presence there lasted until 1995. In 1975, Neureut was incorporated into Karlsruhe despite local opposition.