Berglicht

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Berglicht
Coat of arms of Berglicht
Coat of arms
Berglicht   is located in Germany
Berglicht
Berglicht
Coordinates: 49°47′17.74″N 06°57′59.40″E / 49.7882611°N 6.9665000°E / 49.7882611; 6.9665000Coordinates: 49°47′17.74″N 06°57′59.40″E / 49.7882611°N 6.9665000°E / 49.7882611; 6.9665000
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Bernkastel-Wittlich
Municipal assoc. Thalfang am Erbeskopf
Government
 • Mayor Gerhard Oberweis
Area
 • Total 7.55 km2 (2.92 sq mi)
Elevation 390 m (1,280 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 459
 • Density 61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 54426
Dialling codes 06504
Vehicle registration WIL
Website www.berglicht.de

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

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

The municipality lies in the Hunsrück and belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Thalfang am Erbeskopf, whose seat is in the municipality of Thalfang.

History[edit]

Berglicht

In 1228, Berglicht had its first documentary mention. Originally, the municipality was two centres named Berg (on the Hangrücken) and Licht (on the Lichterbach). The church in Berg held its own jurisdiction and was mother church to many parishes in what is today the Deaconry of Morbach. An end was put to the centuries-long lordship of the Counts of Hunolstein about 1800 by the French Revolution. After French rule ended, the municipality passed to the Kingdom of Prussia. Since 1947, it has been part of the then newly founded state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Until municipal administrative reform in Rhineland-Palatinate in 1969, the municipality belonged to the district of Bernkastel, whose seat was at Bernkastel-Kues.

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

The council is made up of 8 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]

FWG Reusch FWG "Uss Doorf" Total
2009 5 3 8 seats

Coat of arms[edit]

The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Argent a fess enhanced and a pale to dexter gules, in base sinister a heart voided and within, a cross, the top arm joined to the cusp of the heart, sable, all within a bordure vert.

Further reading[edit]

  • Berglicht - Chronik eines Hunsrückdorfes von Burkhard Okfen

References[edit]

External links[edit]


This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.