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Hermeskeil is a city in the Trier-Saarburg district, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is situated in the Hunsrück, approx. 25 km southeast of Trier. Its population is about 5,900.

Hermeskeil
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Coat of arms of Hermeskeil
Coat of arms
Location of Hermeskeil within Trier-Saarburg district
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Hermeskeil is located in Germany
Hermeskeil
Hermeskeil
Hermeskeil is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Hermeskeil
Hermeskeil
Coordinates: 49°39′26″N 6°56′56″E / 49.65722°N 6.94889°E / 49.65722; 6.94889Coordinates: 49°39′26″N 6°56′56″E / 49.65722°N 6.94889°E / 49.65722; 6.94889
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictTrier-Saarburg
Municipal assoc.Hermeskeil
Subdivisions3
Government
 • MayorMathias Queck (CDU)
Area
 • Total30.85 km2 (11.91 sq mi)
Elevation
540 m (1,770 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total6,492
 • Density210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
54411
Dialling codes06503
Vehicle registrationTR
Websitewww.hermeskeil.de

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Hermeskeil is the seat of the Verbandsgemeinde ("collective municipality") Hermeskeil.

The old locomotive depot, Bahnbetriebswerk Hermeskeil is now a museum housing German steam engines.

The Flugausstellung aircraft museum displays more than 100 aircraft and is the largest private museum of that kind in Europe.

A Gaulish burial of the 1st century AD was discovered in a field near Hermeskeil in 2009.[2]

A Roman castrum has been identified in 2015: it is the only castrum created by Julius Caesar inside Magna Germania, when he crossed the Rhine river in 53 BC[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2018 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2019.
  2. ^ Axel Munsteiner, Sensationeller Fund im Ringgraben, 30 September 2009.
  3. ^ Archaeologists find oldest Roman fort inside Germany

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