|Area||4.96 km2 (1.92 sq mi)|
|Elevation||330 m (1083 ft)|
|Population||115 (31 December 2011)|
|- Density||23 /km2 (60 /sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
The municipality lies in the Eifel east of the river Lieser in a stretch of countryside known as the “Schladt Switzerland” (Schladter Schweiz). The nearest major town is Wittlich, some 6 km away. Schladt belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Manderscheid, whose seat is in the like-named municipality.
Beginning in 1794, Schladt lay under French rule. In 1814 it was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia at the Congress of Vienna. Since 1947, it has been part of the then newly founded state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Coat of arms
The German blazon reads: Gespalten von Gold und Silber durch eine eingebogene blaue Spitze, darin zwei gekreuzte goldene Kerzen, rechts ein roter Sparrenbalken, links eine schwarze Lilie.
The municipality’s arms might in English heraldic language be described thus: Tierced in mantle, dexter Or a fess dancetty gules, sinister argent a fleur-de-lis sable, and in base azure two candles in saltire of the first, lit with fire of the third.
The crossed candles are one of Saint Blaise’s attributes and thus represent him, the church’s and the village’s longtime patron saint. The zigzag stripe (“fess dancetty”) seen on the dexter (armsbearer’s right, viewer’s left) side is the armorial charge once borne by the Lords of Manderscheid, who were Schladt’s landholders until feudalism finally ended in the region. Before them came the Abbey of Echternach, which held Schladt until the mid 14th century, and whose armorial bearing was the black lily now seen on the sinister (armsbearer’s left, viewer’s right) side of the municipality’s arms.
Culture and sightseeing
- 600-year-old village oak with girth of 5.20 m
- Chapel in the village centre
Economy and infrastructure
- Verbandsgemeinde of Manderscheid (German)
- This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.
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