Münchweiler an der Rodalb

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Münchweiler an der Rodalb
Coat of arms of Münchweiler an der Rodalb
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Münchweiler an der Rodalb   is located in Germany
Münchweiler an der Rodalb
Münchweiler an der Rodalb
Coordinates: 49°13′04″N 7°42′15″E / 49.21787°N 7.70419°E / 49.21787; 7.70419Coordinates: 49°13′04″N 7°42′15″E / 49.21787°N 7.70419°E / 49.21787; 7.70419
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Südwestpfalz
Municipal assoc. Rodalben
Government
 • Mayor Steffen Zimmermann (CDU)
Area
 • Total 27.19 km2 (10.50 sq mi)
Elevation 296 m (971 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,848
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 66981
Dialling codes 06395
Vehicle registration PS
Website www.muenchweiler.de

Münchweiler an der Rodalb is a municipality in Südwestpfalz district, in Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany. The primary industry of the village was that of a shoe manufacturer. It lies on Strasse B-10 between Karlsruhe and Pirmasens. It once had a US Army base that housed soldiers and families for the 636th Ordnance Co. (EOD), the 110th MP Company, HHC 84th Ordnance Battalion and others. The main building on the base was a mirror image of the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. The base has since been sold to real estate developers who have demolished all the buildings and have started building residential housing. The chapel is all that remains of the original buildings on the base.

The 636th Ordnance Company was housed on the base but guarded and maintained the then classified stocks of GB and VX nerve gas located at Site 59 in Clausen. The propellants for the 15,500 rounds and the decontamination equipment for Site 59 was located on Leimen Site 67. There is a 2.5 ton military truck buried underneath the heliport at Site 59 and a Jeep buried next to the nearby bunker.

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