Beckingen

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Beckingen
View from the Oberlimberg
View from the Oberlimberg
Coat of arms of Beckingen
Coat of arms
Location of Beckingen within Merzig-Wadern district
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Beckingen is located in Germany
Beckingen
Beckingen
Beckingen is located in Saarland
Beckingen
Beckingen
Coordinates: 49°23′34.21″N 6°42′02.78″E / 49.3928361°N 6.7007722°E / 49.3928361; 6.7007722Coordinates: 49°23′34.21″N 6°42′02.78″E / 49.3928361°N 6.7007722°E / 49.3928361; 6.7007722
CountryGermany
StateSaarland
DistrictMerzig-Wadern
Subdivisions9 parts
Government
 • MayorThomas Collmann (SPD)
Area
 • Total51.63 km2 (19.93 sq mi)
Elevation
173-239 m (−611 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total15,035
 • Density290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
66701
Dialling codes06832, 06835
Vehicle registrationMZG
WebsiteOfficial website

Beckingen is a municipality in the Merzig-Wadern district in Saarland, Germany. It is situated on the river Saar, approximately 7 km southeast of Merzig and 30 km northwest of Saarbrücken. It was created on January 1, 1974 as part of the territorial and administrative reform of the villages Beckingen, Düppenweiler, Erbringen, Hargarten, Hausstadt, Honzrath, Oppen, Reimsbach and Saarfels.

Overview[edit]

Beckingen is a village outside of Merzig. The old railway station has been recently[when?] renovated. The village is surrounded by mountainous terrain and a forest can be easily accessed from the centre of the village. There is a local supermarket. There are festivals during the summer. The nearest small town of Dillingen is accessible by bike or foot.

Geography[edit]

Municipal districts[edit]

The municipal is divided as follows:

  • Beckingen
  • Düppenweiler
  • Erbringen
  • Hargarten
  • Haustadt
  • Honzrath
  • Oppen
  • Reimsbach
  • Saarfels (former name until May 16, 1923: Fickingen)

Neighboring municipals[edit]

The entire municipality of Beckingen is adjacent to the following municipalities:

Clockwise:

  • Bachem (district of the municipality Losheim am See)
  • Rimlingen (district of the municipality Losheim am See)
  • Rissenthal (district of the municipality Losheim am See)
  • Wahlen (district of the municipality Losheim am See)
  • Außen (district of the municipality Schmelz (Saar))
  • Hüttersdorf (district of the municipality Schmelz (Saar))
  • Piesbach (district of the municipality Nalbach)
  • Nalbach
  • Diefflen (district of the city of Dillingen / Saar)
  • Pachten (district of the city of Dillingen / Saar)
  • Rehlingen (district of the municipality Rehlingen-Siersburg)
  • Fremersdorf (district of the municipality Rehlingen-Siersburg)
  • Menningen (district of the city of Merzig)
  • Bietzen (district of the city of Merzig)
  • Merchingen (district of the city of Merzig)

The municipality of the capital Beckingen borders on the following places:

Clockwise:

  • Bietzen (district of the city of Merzig)
  • Haustadt
  • Düppenweiler
  • Nalbach
  • Diefflen (district of the city of Dillingen / Saar)
  • Pachten (district of the city of Dillingen / Saar)
  • Rehlingen (district of the municipality Rehlingen-Siersburg)
  • Saarfels
  • Menningen (district of the city of Merzig)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fläche und Bevölkerung - Stand: 31.12.2017 (Basis Zensus 2011)" (PDF). Statistisches Amt des Saarlandes (in German). September 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to Beckingen at Wikimedia Commons