Merzig

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Merzig
Town hall in Merzig
Town hall in Merzig
Coat of arms of Merzig
Coat of arms
Merzig   is located in Germany
Merzig
Merzig
Coordinates: 49°27′N 6°37′E / 49.450°N 6.617°E / 49.450; 6.617Coordinates: 49°27′N 6°37′E / 49.450°N 6.617°E / 49.450; 6.617
Country Germany
State Saarland
District Merzig-Wadern
Subdivisions 17
Government
 • Mayor Marcus Hoffeld (CDU)
Area
 • Total 108.79 km2 (42.00 sq mi)
Elevation 172 m (564 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 29,777
 • Density 270/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 66651–66663
Dialling codes 06861, 06869
Vehicle registration MZG
Website www.merzig.de

Merzig is the capital of the district Merzig-Wadern, in Saarland, Germany. It is situated on the river Saar, approx. 35 km south of Trier, and 35 km northwest of Saarbrücken.

Municipalities[edit]

Merzig was created in 1974 as part of the territorial reform in Saarland. The present-day city consists of the previous town of Merzig and 16 surrounding municipalities. The population of the present city, including all outlying districts (as of January 1, 2005):

Municipality Population
Merzig 10,959
Ballern 1,179
Besseringen 3,149
Bietzen 1,015
Brotdorf 3,854
Büdingen 321
Fitten 712
Harlingen 609
Hilbringen 2,661
Mechern 834
Menningen 620
Merchingen 953
Mondorf 835
Schwemlingen 2,254
Silwingen 398
Weiler 361
Wellingen 315
Total 31,029


Sights[edit]

Sport[edit]

Merzig is the birthplace of footballer Kevin Trapp and tennis player Benjamin Becker.


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