Losheim am See

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Losheim am See
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Coat of arms of Losheim am See
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Losheim am See   is located in Germany
Losheim am See
Losheim am See
Coordinates: 49°31′N 6°45′E / 49.517°N 6.750°E / 49.517; 6.750Coordinates: 49°31′N 6°45′E / 49.517°N 6.750°E / 49.517; 6.750
Country Germany
State Saarland
District Merzig-Wadern
 • Mayor Lothar Christ (SPD)
 • Total 96.79 km2 (37.37 sq mi)
Elevation 330-510 m (−1,340 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 15,995
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 66679
Dialling codes 06872
Vehicle registration MZG
Website www.losheim-stausee.de

Losheim am See is a municipality in the district Merzig-Wadern, in Saarland, Germany. It is situated on the southern ridge of the Hunsrück, approximately 10 kilometers northeast of Merzig, and 35 kilometers northwest of Saarbrücken. In 1974 a reservoir was created in the north of Losheim that has become a popular spot for recreational activities such as hiking and swimming.[citation needed]

Losheim am See is twinned with the following municipalities:[2]

Municipal organization[edit]

The municipality is composed of 12 villages: Bachem, Bergen, Britten, Hausbach, Losheim, Mitlosheim, Niederlosheim, Rimlingen, Rissenthal, Scheiden, Wahlen and Waldhölzbach.