Hellenthal

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Hellenthal
Coat of arms of Hellenthal
Coat of arms
Hellenthal   is located in Germany
Hellenthal
Hellenthal
Coordinates: 50°28′59″N 06°25′59″E / 50.48306°N 6.43306°E / 50.48306; 6.43306Coordinates: 50°28′59″N 06°25′59″E / 50.48306°N 6.43306°E / 50.48306; 6.43306
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Köln
District Euskirchen
Government
 • Mayor Manfred Ernst
Area
 • Total 138 km2 (53 sq mi)
Elevation 537 m (1,762 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,011
 • Density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 53940
Dialling codes 02482, 02448
Vehicle registration EU
Website www.hellenthal.de

Hellenthal is a municipality in the district of Euskirchen in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located in the Eifel hills, near the border with Belgium, approx. 30 km south-west of Euskirchen and 40 km south-east of Aachen.

The village Reifferscheid, part of the municipality of Hellenthal, is dominated by the ruins of the Burg Reifferscheid, that was the seat of a medieval principality, see Salm. Another village within the municipality, Blumenthal, features ironworks industry area.

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