Affler

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Affler
Affler  is located in Germany
Affler
Affler
Coordinates: 50°00′51″N 06°09′12″E / 50.01417°N 6.15333°E / 50.01417; 6.15333Coordinates: 50°00′51″N 06°09′12″E / 50.01417°N 6.15333°E / 50.01417; 6.15333
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Eifelkreis Bitburg-Prüm
Municipal assoc. Südeifel
Government
 • Mayor Herbert Steins
Area
 • Total 1.99 km2 (0.77 sq mi)
Elevation 404 m (1,325 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 27
 • Density 14/km2 (35/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 54689
Dialling codes 06524
Vehicle registration BIT
Website Affler at site www.suedeifelinfo.de

Affler is a municipality in the district of Bitburg-Prüm, in Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany.[2]

Geography[edit]

Affler is located in the West Eifel, south of Dasburg and above the Our, near the border with Luxembourg.[2]

History[edit]

In October 1795, the French Republic annexed the Austrian Netherlands, which included the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. Under the French administration, the area belonged to the canton of Clervaux in the district of Diekirch, department of Forêts. In 1815, due to the resolutions of the Congress of Vienna, the former Luxembourg area east of the Sauer and Our was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia.

The population of Affler from 1815-2014, based on census:

Year Population
1815 25
1835 56
1871 77
1905 80
1939 290
1950 60
Year Population
1961 60
1970 56
1987 46
1997 32
2005 30
2014 27

Religion[edit]

The community has a small chapel, built in 1887, which holds occasional services. At the end of a tunnel (in which the inhabitants of the village hid for three weeks in 1944) in the nearby forest stands a small statue of Mary. It was built in gratitude that the American bombings in September 1944 killed none of the inhabitants of Affler.[2]

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