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Town centre
Town centre
Coat of arms of Kandel
Coat of arms
Kandel  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 49°5′N 8°12′E / 49.083°N 8.200°E / 49.083; 8.200Coordinates: 49°5′N 8°12′E / 49.083°N 8.200°E / 49.083; 8.200
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Germersheim
Municipal assoc. Kandel
 • Mayor Günther Tielebörger (SPD)
 • Total 26.64 km2 (10.29 sq mi)
Elevation 123 m (404 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,943
 • Density 340/km2 (870/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 76870
Dialling codes 07275
Vehicle registration GER
Website www.kandel.de

Kandel is a town in the Germersheim district of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, near the border with France and approximately 18 km north-west of Karlsruhe, and 15 km south-east of Landau.

Kandel is twinned with the small Lancashire town of Whitworth.

Kandel is the seat of the Verbandsgemeinde ("collective municipality") Kandel.

Coat of arms meaning[edit]

Star: Celestial goodness, noble person, leadership, excellence.

Sword: Justice and military honour.

Sky-Blue (Azure): Truth and loyalty. The following overview contains important personalities with reference to Kandel (Pfalz) ', arranged by honorary citizens, person born in the city, or who have worked in Kandel. The list does not claim to be complete.

Honorary Citizens[edit]

  • 1980: Maria Wiesheu (Sister Himeria), a member of the Order of the Sisters of the Divine Redeemer, a province of Palatinate, Esthal, a long time active as a nurse in Kandel
  • 1991: Oskar Böhm († 2001), 1955-1989 Mayor of the city of Kandel, 1972-1981 Mayor of the Association of Kandel

Sons and daughters of the city[edit]

Before 1900[edit]

20th century[edit]

Persons who have worked on the ground[edit]

  • Albert Hilger, (1839-1905), completed on the spot starting from 1854 a pharmacist teaching


External links[edit]

  • Media related to Kandel at Wikimedia Commons