Diefenbach

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Diefenbach
Coat of arms of Diefenbach
Coat of arms
Diefenbach is located in Germany
Diefenbach
Diefenbach
Location of Diefenbach within Bernkastel-Wittlich district
Diefenbach in WIL.svg
Coordinates: 50°01′56″N 06°56′43″E / 50.03222°N 6.94528°E / 50.03222; 6.94528Coordinates: 50°01′56″N 06°56′43″E / 50.03222°N 6.94528°E / 50.03222; 6.94528
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Bernkastel-Wittlich
Municipal assoc. Traben-Trarbach
Government
 • Mayor Manfred Condne
Area
 • Total 1.42 km2 (0.55 sq mi)
Elevation 270 m (890 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total 80
 • Density 56/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 54538
Dialling codes 06574
Vehicle registration WIL

Diefenbach is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Bernkastel-Wittlich district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

The municipality lies at the edge of the Eifel on the river Demichbach in a side valley of the river Alf. The municipal area is 63% wooded. The nearest middle centre is Wittlich to the south. Diefenbach belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Traben-Trarbach.

History[edit]

Beginning in 1794, Diefenbach lay under French rule. In 1814 it was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia at the Congress of Vienna. Since 1947, it has been part of the then newly founded state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

The council is made up of 6 council members, who were elected by majority vote at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009, and the honorary mayor as chairman.[2]

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

To the west runs the Autobahn A 1. In Ürzig is a railway station on the Moselstrecke (Moselle Line).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz "Bevölkerungsstand 2017 - Gemeindeebene" Check |url= value (help). Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2018.
  2. ^ Kommunalwahl Rheinland-Pfalz 2009, Gemeinderat

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