Blankenheim, North Rhine-Westphalia

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Blankenheim
Blankenheim Castle
Coat of arms of Blankenheim
Location of Blankenheim within Euskirchen district
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Blankenheim is located in Germany
Blankenheim
Blankenheim
Blankenheim is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Blankenheim
Blankenheim
Coordinates: 50°26′N 06°39′E / 50.433°N 6.650°E / 50.433; 6.650Coordinates: 50°26′N 06°39′E / 50.433°N 6.650°E / 50.433; 6.650
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionCologne
DistrictEuskirchen
Founded721
Subdivisions17
Government
 • Mayor (2020–25) Jennifer Meuren[1]
Area
 • Total148.62 km2 (57.38 sq mi)
Elevation
455 m (1,493 ft)
Population
 (2021-12-31)[2]
 • Total8,337
 • Density56/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
53945
Dialling codes02449 & 02697
Vehicle registrationEU
Websitewww.blankenheim-ahr.de

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

Geography[edit]

Parish church St. Mariä Himmelfahrt and Blankenheim Castle
Source of the Ahr in Blankenheim

Blankenheim is located in the Eifel hills, approximately 27 km (17 mi) 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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wahlergebnisse in NRW Kommunalwahlen 2020, Land Nordrhein-Westfalen, accessed 19 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2021" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 20 June 2022.

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