Igel

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For the village in Iran, see Igel, Iran. For the company, see IGEL Technology.
Igel
A Roman Monument at Igel, coloured engraving published by John Boydell from a painting by Edward Rooker
A Roman Monument at Igel, coloured engraving published by John Boydell from a painting by Edward Rooker
Coat of arms of Igel
Coat of arms
Igel is located in Germany
Igel
Igel
Coordinates: 49°42′36″N 6°32′53″E / 49.71000°N 6.54806°E / 49.71000; 6.54806Coordinates: 49°42′36″N 6°32′53″E / 49.71000°N 6.54806°E / 49.71000; 6.54806
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Trier-Saarburg
Municipal assoc. Trier-Land
Government
 • Mayor Franz-Josef Scharfbillig (CDU)
Area
 • Total 7.30 km2 (2.82 sq mi)
Elevation 164 m (538 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,995
 • Density 270/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 54298
Dialling codes 06501
Vehicle registration TR
Website www.gemeinde-igel.de

Igel is a municipality in the Trier-Saarburg district, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Igel is known for the Igel Column, a 23 m high Roman decorated tomb. The Igel Column is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Igel Column
The "Grutenhäuschen" a partly reconstructed Roman tomb in the vineyards near Igel.

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