Leimen, Rhineland-Palatinate

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Leimen
Coat of arms of Leimen
Coat of arms
Location of Leimen within Südwestpfalz district
Leimen in PS.svg
Leimen is located in Germany
Leimen
Leimen
Leimen is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Leimen
Leimen
Coordinates: 49°16′34″N 7°46′12″E / 49.27611°N 7.77000°E / 49.27611; 7.77000Coordinates: 49°16′34″N 7°46′12″E / 49.27611°N 7.77000°E / 49.27611; 7.77000
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictSüdwestpfalz
Municipal assoc.Rodalben
Government
 • MayorKarl Rösel (CDU)
Area
 • Total29.22 km2 (11.28 sq mi)
Elevation
459 m (1,506 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total928
 • Density32/km2 (82/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
66978
Dialling codes06397
Vehicle registrationPS
Websitewww.leimen-pfalz.de
St. Katharina

Leimen is a municipality in the district of Südwestpfalz in the European Union state of Germany. It is located between the cities of Kaiserslautern and Pirmasens, and is situated in the heart of the Pfaelzerwald (Palatinate Forest). Leimen belongs to the municipal association of Rodalben.

Leimen was founded before 1152 under the auspices of the Benedictine cloister of Herbitzheim. Possession of Leimen later passed to the Counts of Leiningen, who administered the region from their seat at Gräfenstein Castle.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2017 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2018.
  • 850 Jahre Leimen - Die Geschichte einer Gemeinde in Pfaelzerwald, 2002