Bendorf

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For Bendorf in Schleswig-Holstein, see Bendorf, Schleswig-Holstein. For Bendorf in France, see Bendorf, Haut-Rhin. For the Romanian village of Beneşti, called Bendorf in Hungarian and colloquially in Romanian, see Alţâna.
Bendorf
Saint Medard Church
Saint Medard Church
Coat of arms of Bendorf
Coat of arms
Bendorf   is located in Germany
Bendorf
Bendorf
Coordinates: 50°25′47″N 7°34′13″E / 50.42972°N 7.57028°E / 50.42972; 7.57028Coordinates: 50°25′47″N 7°34′13″E / 50.42972°N 7.57028°E / 50.42972; 7.57028
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Mayen-Koblenz
Government
 • Mayor Michael Syré (CDU)
Area
 • Total 24.07 km2 (9.29 sq mi)
Elevation 115 m (377 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 16,538
 • Density 690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 56170
Dialling codes 02622
Vehicle registration MYK
Website www.bendorf.de - http://www.bendorf-rhein.de

Bendorf is a town in the district of Mayen-Koblenz, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, on the right bank of the Rhine, approx. 7 kilometres (4 miles) north of Koblenz.

Structure of the town[edit]

The town consists of the following districts:

  • Bendorf
  • Sayn
  • Mülhofen
  • Stromberg

Economy[edit]

From the 18th century Bendorf was dominated by mining and the metallurgical industry. The most imposing relic of this era is the Sayner Hütte (Sayn mine works). The ores of the Bendorfer mine works came from the Trierischer Loh iron-ore mine. The Rhine port of Bendorf dates from 1900. In addition to handling clay and basalt it has the largest oil-storage facilities between Mainz and Cologne.

Today the former industrial city is home to many retail stores. Bendorf Focus is an association of traders, the aim of which is to improve the local economy.

The Bendorf Vierwindenhöhe FM radio transmitter is situated on the hill known as Vierwindenhöhe.

In Literature[edit]

Heinrich Böll's short story Wanderer, kommst du nach Spa... is set in Bendorf.

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