Marpingen is a municipality in the district of Sankt Wendel, in Saarland, Germany. It is situated approximately 8 km west of Sankt Wendel, and 25 km north of Saarbrücken.

Marpingen
Coat of arms of Marpingen
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Location of Marpingen within Sankt Wendel district
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Marpingen is located in Germany
Marpingen
Marpingen
Marpingen is located in Saarland
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Marpingen
Coordinates: 49°27′N 7°3′E / 49.450°N 7.050°E / 49.450; 7.050Coordinates: 49°27′N 7°3′E / 49.450°N 7.050°E / 49.450; 7.050
CountryGermany
StateSaarland
DistrictSankt Wendel
Subdivisions4
Government
 • MayorVolker Weber (SPD)
Area
 • Total39.68 km2 (15.32 sq mi)
Elevation
301 m (988 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total10,086
 • Density250/km2 (660/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
66646
Dialling codes06827, 06853
Vehicle registrationWND
Websitewww.marpingen.de

The municipality contains the urban areas Marpingen, Urexweiler, Alsweiler und Berschweiler, which have the status of Ortschaft, and Rheinstraße, which is in the administrative area of Marpingen, und Habenichts, which is in the administrative area of Urexweiler.

HistoryEdit

In 1876, at the height of the Kulturkampf, Marpingen was claimed to be the site of an apparition of the Virgin Mary, leading to a major conflict between the Prussian Government and the believers who flocked to Marpingen as a result.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Saarland.de – Amtliche Einwohnerzahlen Stand 31.12.2018" (PDF). Statistisches Amt des Saarlandes (in German). June 2019.

External linksEdit

"The Marian apparitions at Marpingen" – multi-part summary and commentary on Blackbourn's book on the Marpingen visions

See alsoEdit