|• Mayor||Franz-Josef Klingels|
|• Total||11.50 km2 (4.44 sq mi)|
|Elevation||410 m (1,350 ft)|
|• Density||100/km2 (260/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Longkamp lies at the edge of the Hunsrück south of the Moselle and is a state-recognized tourism community. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Bernkastel-Kues, whose seat is in the like-named town.
In 1030, Longkamp had its first documentary mention. The name is of Gallo-Romance origin and derives from the Latin longus campus, which means “long field”. Until 1802, Longkamp was united with Kommen into one municipality.
The council is made up of 16 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:
Since 2007, Franz-Josef Klingels has been Mayor of Longkamp. He succeeded Hans Johann Herrmann (CDU).
Economy and infrastructure
Although there were still 150 farming businesses in the 1950s, agriculture today only plays a very small rôle in the local economy.
Frankfurt-Hahn Airport lies 21 km away.
- Leo Kolz: Longkamp – Historischer Rückblick. ISBN 3-9804218
- Franz Schmitt: Chronik von Longkamp.
- Inge Brucker: "Platt geschwätzt un goud gääß" Stories and recipes in Plattdeutsch from Longkamp and Kommen
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