Oberbillig

Oberbillig is a municipality in the Trier-Saarburg district, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Oberbillig
Coat of arms of Oberbillig
Coat of arms
Location of Oberbillig within Trier-Saarburg district
Oberbillig in TR.svg
Oberbillig is located in Germany
Oberbillig
Oberbillig
Oberbillig is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Oberbillig
Oberbillig
Coordinates: 49°42′39.73″N 6°30′16.19″E / 49.7110361°N 6.5044972°E / 49.7110361; 6.5044972Coordinates: 49°42′39.73″N 6°30′16.19″E / 49.7110361°N 6.5044972°E / 49.7110361; 6.5044972
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictTrier-Saarburg
Municipal assoc.Konz
Government
 • MayorAndreas Beiling (CDU)
Area
 • Total5.36 km2 (2.07 sq mi)
Elevation
148 m (486 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[1]
 • Total969
 • Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
54331
Dialling codes06501
Vehicle registrationTR
Websitewww.oberbillig.de
Oberbillig

The municipality is situated on the Moselle river, a situation reflected in the design of its coat of arms.

There is a car ferry across the Moselle that connects Oberbillig in Germany to the city of Wasserbillig in Luxemburg.

HistoryEdit

The town's foundation dates back to the Roman era. During the middle ages Oberbillig as well as the neighboring town of Wasserbillig used to be one community, called Billig and belonged to the grand duchy of Luxembourg until the two parts were split after the Vienna Congress. Oberbillig was handed over to Prussia, while Wasserbillig remained luxembourgish. A small church building dates from 1864

From 18 July 1946 to 6 June 1947 Oberbillig, in its then municipal boundary, formed part of the Saar Protectorate.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2020, Kreise, Gemeinden, Verbandsgemeinden". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2021.