Kapellen-Drusweiler

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Kapellen-Drusweiler
Coat of arms of Kapellen-Drusweiler
Coat of arms
Kapellen-Drusweiler   is located in Germany
Kapellen-Drusweiler
Kapellen-Drusweiler
Location of Kapellen-Drusweiler within Südliche Weinstraße district
Kapellen-Drusweiler in SÜW.svg
Coordinates: 49°06′18″N 8°01′49″E / 49.10500°N 8.03028°E / 49.10500; 8.03028Coordinates: 49°06′18″N 8°01′49″E / 49.10500°N 8.03028°E / 49.10500; 8.03028
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Südliche Weinstraße
Municipal assoc. Bad Bergzabern
Government
 • Mayor Karl Hoffmann (CDU)
Area
 • Total 5.77 km2 (2.23 sq mi)
Elevation 159 m (522 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 953
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 76889
Dialling codes 06343
Vehicle registration SÜW
Website www.kapellen-drusweiler.de

Kapellen-Drusweiler is a municipality in Südliche Weinstraße district, in Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany.

Geography[edit]

The wine village of Kapellen-Drusweiler is a linear village, between the Palatinate Forest and the Rhine. The parish of Kapellen-Drusweiler includes the villages of Deutschhof, Eichenhöfe und Kaplaneihof. [2] Deutschhof was founded by Swiss immigrants.

History[edit]

Drusweiler was first mentioned in 1179. Around 1200, Klingenmünster Abbey build a chapel opposite the Church in Drusweiler. Around it there developed an independent settlement called Kapellen. The Duke of Palatinate-Zweibrücken united the two communities in 1410.

Religion[edit]

In 2007 52 percent of the inhabitants were Protestant and 24,8 percent Catholic. The remainder belong to other religions or were unaffiliated with any religion.[3]

Politics[edit]

Parish Council[edit]

The Parish Council in Kapellen-Drusweiler comprises twelve councilors, elected by proportional representation local elections on 7 June 2009, together with the voluntary position of Mayor.

Distribution of seats in municipal elections:[4]

  SPD CDU FDP FWG Total
2009 3 4 2 3 12 Seats
2004 3 4 2 3 12 Seats

Coat of Arms[edit]

The blazon of the coat of arms reads: "Von Schwarz und Gold gespalten, rechts eine goldene Pflugschar, links ein schwarzes Sesel" (Divided into black and gold, a golden ploughshare right, a black winemakers' knife left).

It was approved in 1981 by the Neustadt district government and goes back to a seal dating from 1744.[5]

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