Merzalben

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Merzalben
Coat of arms of Merzalben
Coat of arms
Merzalben   is located in Germany
Merzalben
Merzalben
Coordinates: 49°14′40″N 7°43′51″E / 49.24446°N 7.73077°E / 49.24446; 7.73077Coordinates: 49°14′40″N 7°43′51″E / 49.24446°N 7.73077°E / 49.24446; 7.73077
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Südwestpfalz
Municipal assoc. Rodalben
Government
 • Mayor Benno Schwarz (CDU)
Area
 • Total 30.01 km2 (11.59 sq mi)
Elevation 281 m (922 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,166
 • Density 39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 66978
Dialling codes 06395
Vehicle registration PS
Website www.merzalben.de

Merzalben is a municipality in Südwestpfalz district, in Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany.

Merzalben's earliest known records date to 1237.

Religion[edit]

In 2007 66.3% of the inhabitants were Roman Catholic and 19.3% were Protestant. The rest either belonged to another religion or none.

Politics[edit]

The local council in Merzalben consists of 16 councillors, who were elected in the local election on 7 June 2009, and whose honorary local mayor is the chairman.

Culture[edit]

The 28-metre-high Luitpold Tower (Luitpoldturm) was established 1909 on the summit of the 610-metre-high Weißenberg hill as observation tower. Gräfenstein Castle is a castle ruin of about two kilometres east of Merzalben. It gave its name to the region.

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