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Longkamp is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Bernkastel-Wittlich district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Longkamp
Coat of arms of Longkamp
Coat of arms
Location of Longkamp within Bernkastel-Wittlich district
Longkamp in WIL.svg
Longkamp is located in Germany
Longkamp
Longkamp
Longkamp is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Longkamp
Longkamp
Coordinates: 49°53′22″N 7°07′01″E / 49.88944°N 7.11694°E / 49.88944; 7.11694Coordinates: 49°53′22″N 7°07′01″E / 49.88944°N 7.11694°E / 49.88944; 7.11694
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictBernkastel-Wittlich
Municipal assoc.Bernkastel-Kues
Government
 • MayorFranz-Josef Klingels
Area
 • Total11.50 km2 (4.44 sq mi)
Elevation
410 m (1,350 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,111
 • Density97/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
54472
Dialling codes06531
Vehicle registrationWIL
Websitewww.longkamp.de

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GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

Longkamp lies at the edge of the Hunsrück south of the Moselle and is a state-recognized tourism community. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Bernkastel-Kues, whose seat is in the like-named town.

HistoryEdit

In 1030, Longkamp had its first documentary mention. The name is of Gallo-Romance origin and derives from the Latin longus campus, which means “long field”. Until 1802, Longkamp was united with Kommen into one municipality.

PoliticsEdit

Municipal councilEdit

The council is made up of 16 council members, who were elected by proportional representation at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009, and the honorary mayor as chairman.

The municipal election held on 7 June 2009 yielded the following results:[2]

  SPD CDU Kaiser Total
2009 2 9 5 16 seats
2004 2 10 4 16 seats

MayorsEdit

Since 2007, Franz-Josef Klingels has been Mayor of Longkamp. He succeeded Hans Johann Herrmann (CDU).

Economy and infrastructureEdit

EconomyEdit

Although there were still 150 farming businesses in the 1950s, agriculture today only plays a very small rôle in the local economy.

EducationEdit

In Longkamp are one kindergarten and one primary school.

TransportEdit

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport lies 21 km away.

Further readingEdit

  • Leo Kolz: Longkamp – Historischer Rückblick. ISBN 3-9804218
  • Franz Schmitt: Chronik von Longkamp.
  • Inge Brucker: "Platt geschwätzt un goud gääß" Stories and recipes in Plattdeutsch from Longkamp and Kommen

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2017 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2018.
  2. ^ Kommunalwahl Rheinland-Pfalz 2009, Gemeinderat

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