Longkamp

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Longkamp
Coat of arms of Longkamp
Coat of arms
Longkamp   is located in Germany
Longkamp
Longkamp
Coordinates: 49°53′22″N 7°07′01″E / 49.88944°N 7.11694°E / 49.88944; 7.11694Coordinates: 49°53′22″N 7°07′01″E / 49.88944°N 7.11694°E / 49.88944; 7.11694
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Bernkastel-Wittlich
Municipal assoc. Bernkastel-Kues
Government
 • Mayor Franz-Josef Klingels
Area
 • Total 11.50 km2 (4.44 sq mi)
Elevation 410 m (1,350 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,167
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 54472
Dialling codes 06531
Vehicle registration WIL
Website www.longkamp.de

Longkamp 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]

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.

History[edit]

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.

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

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:[2]

  SPD CDU Kaiser Total
2009 2 9 5 16 seats
2004 2 10 4 16 seats

Mayors[edit]

Since 2007, Franz-Josef Klingels has been Mayor of Longkamp. He succeeded Hans Johann Herrmann (CDU).

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Economy[edit]

Although there were still 150 farming businesses in the 1950s, agriculture today only plays a very small rôle in the local economy.

Education[edit]

In Longkamp are one kindergarten and one primary school.

Transport[edit]

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport lies 21 km away.

Further reading[edit]

  • 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

References[edit]

External links[edit]


This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.