Lingenfeld

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Lingenfeld
Coat of arms of Lingenfeld
Coat of arms
Lingenfeld   is located in Germany
Lingenfeld
Lingenfeld
Coordinates: 49°14′43″N 8°20′40″E / 49.24537°N 8.34442°E / 49.24537; 8.34442Coordinates: 49°14′43″N 8°20′40″E / 49.24537°N 8.34442°E / 49.24537; 8.34442
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Germersheim
Municipal assoc. Lingenfeld
Government
 • Mayor Hans Jürgen Wallat (CDU)
Area
 • Total 15.33 km2 (5.92 sq mi)
Elevation 104 m (341 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,728
 • Density 370/km2 (970/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 67360
Dialling codes 06344
Vehicle registration GER
Website www.lingenfeld.de

Lingenfeld is a municipality in the district of Germersheim, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is situated approximately 5 km north-west of Germersheim, and 10 km south-west of Speyer.

Lingenfeld has about 5900 citizens and is continuously growing because of its excellent connections to nearby cities such as Speyer, Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Karlsruhe via the S-Bahn ("suburban railway").

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

Geography[edit]

Lingenfeld is located in the Upper Rhine valley in the south of the German wine-growing region Palatinate ("Pfalz") in Rhineland-Palatinate. Close by are the river Rhine in the East of the village and the German Wine Route to the West. Neighbouring places are Römerberg (Pfalz) to the north, Schwegenheim and Westheim (Pfalz) to the west, Germersheim to the south and the frontier to Baden-Württemberg realised through the cut-off meander of the Rhine to the east.

In past centuries the old current of the Rhine caused the loss of about 250 hectares of land due to undermining of the banks.

Lingenfeld lies 104 meters higher than the other communities close to the Rhine, so danger of flooding can be almost entirely excluded.

History[edit]

The name Lingenfeld probably comes from settlement "at the long field". It was first mentioned in a document from 1163 as "Lengenveld".

Religions[edit]

In 2007 53,3 percent of the inhabitants were Roman Catholic and 22 percent Protestant. The rest belonged to a different religion or was undenominational.

Development of inhabitants[edit]

  • 1480 ca. 180
  • 1530 ca. 180
  • 1705 ca. 257
  • 1742 ca. 500
  • 1771 ca. 585
  • 1806 ca. 871
  • 1833 ca. 1229
  • 1890 ca. 1556
  • 1925 ca. 2270
  • 1953 ca. 3000
  • 1967 ca. 3740
  • 1977 ca. 4172
  • 1984 ca. 4055
  • 2001 ca. 5473
  • 2004 ca. 5870

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