Büllingen

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Büllingen
Bullange  (French)
Municipality
Büllingen town hall
Büllingen town hall
Coat of arms of Büllingen
Coat of arms
Büllingen is located in Belgium
Büllingen
Büllingen
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°24′N 06°15′E / 50.400°N 6.250°E / 50.400; 6.250Coordinates: 50°24′N 06°15′E / 50.400°N 6.250°E / 50.400; 6.250
Country Belgium
Community German-speaking Community
Region Wallonia
Province Liège
Arrondissement Verviers
Government
 • Mayor Friedhelm Wirtz (EG-EVG)
 • Governing party/ies EG-EVG
Area
 • Total 150.49 km2 (58.10 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 5,484
 • Density 36/km2 (94/sq mi)
Postal codes 4760-4761
Area codes 080
Website www.buellingen.be

Büllingen (French: Bullange) is a largely German-speaking municipality located in the Belgian province of Liège. On January 1, 2006, Büllingen had a total population of 5,385. The total area is 150.49 km² which gives a population density of 36 inhabitants per km².

Since 1977 Büllingen consists of 27 villages:

  • Büllingen, Honsfeld, Hünningen, Mürringen
  • Rocherath, Krinkelt, Wirtzfeld
  • Manderfeld, Afst, Allmuthen, Andlermühle, Berterath, Buchholz, Eimerscheid, Hasenvenn, Hergersberg, Holzheim, Hüllscheid, Igelmonder Hof, Igelmondermühle, Kehr, Krewinkel, Lanzerath, Losheimergraben, Medendorf, Merlscheid, Weckerath.

Geography[edit]

Its component village of Krewinkel includes the easternmost point in Belgium. The municipality also contains Rocherath, the highest village in Belgium, as well as the second highest point in Belgium, the Weißer Stein near Mürringen.[2]

History[edit]

In the period 1815-1919 it belonged first to the Kingdom of Prussia and later to the German Empire following the unification of Germany. In 1920 it was ceded to Belgium under the terms of the Treaty of Versailles as part of the Eupen-Malmedy (East Cantons) area.

The town played a role in the Battle of the Bulge as the Germans attempted to advance through the Ardennes Forest in World War II.

Postal history[edit]

Büllingen post-office opened in December 1863, in the Malmedy county (Kreis) of the Aachen district (Bezirk) in the Rheinland province.[3]

Postal codes since 1969:[4] 4760 Büllingen; 4761 Rocherath. In 1969 Manderfeld 4778 (4760 in 1990).[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Population per municipality as of 1 January 2016 (XLS; 397 KB)
  2. ^ "Büllingen: the record holder". Deutschsprachige Gemeinschaft Belgiens. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  3. ^ Nachverwendete Altdeutschland-Stempel, Spezialkatalog und Handbuch, Peter Feuser, 1983 Stuttgart.
  4. ^ Liste des Numéros Postaux, Administration des Postes, Bruxelles 1969.
  5. ^ Les numéros postaux belges en vigueur à partir du 1/10/1990, La Poste.

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