Blankenheim, North Rhine-Westphalia

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Blankenheim
Blankenheim Castle
Coat of arms of Blankenheim
Coat of arms
Blankenheim  is located in Germany
Blankenheim
Blankenheim
Coordinates: 50°25′59″N 06°39′00″E / 50.43306°N 6.65000°E / 50.43306; 6.65000Coordinates: 50°25′59″N 06°39′00″E / 50.43306°N 6.65000°E / 50.43306; 6.65000
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Köln
District Euskirchen
Government
 • Mayor Rolf Hartmann (CDU)
Area
 • Total 148.62 km2 (57.38 sq mi)
Elevation 455 m (1,493 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,471
 • Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 53945
Dialling codes 02449 & 02697
Vehicle registration EU
Website www.blankenheim-ahr.de

Blankenheim is a municipality in the district of Euskirchen in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Source of Ahr in Blankenheim.

Blankenheim is located in the Eifel hills, approx. 27 km south-west of Euskirchen. The river Ahr has its source in the centre of Blankenheim, in the cellar of a half timbered house.

History[edit]

In the year 721 Blankenheim is mentioned for the first time as "Blancio" in a document. Today the municipality is called in Eifel dialect as "Blangem" and has got a long carnival tradition.

Parish church St. Mariä and Blankenheim castle

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