Saffig

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Saffig
Coat of arms of Saffig
Coat of arms
Saffig   is located in Germany
Saffig
Saffig
Coordinates: 50°22′48″N 7°24′57″E / 50.38000°N 7.41583°E / 50.38000; 7.41583Coordinates: 50°22′48″N 7°24′57″E / 50.38000°N 7.41583°E / 50.38000; 7.41583
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Mayen-Koblenz
Municipal assoc. Pellenz
Government
 • Mayor Dirk Rohm
Area
 • Total 6.96 km2 (2.69 sq mi)
Elevation 130 m (430 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,144
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 56648
Dialling codes 02625
Vehicle registration MYK
Website www.saffig.de

Saffig is a municipality in the district of Mayen-Koblenz in Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany.

The emblem[edit]

The organ pipes and the ear show St. Cäcilia, the patron saint of the Catholic church of Saffig. The lava dome shows the territory of vulcanos, where Saffig is.

History[edit]

The village was first referenced in 1258 as "Saffge". Saffig was a fiefdom of Cologne until 1481, when it became a fiefdom of the family von der Leyen. After the annexation of sinistral territory of the Rhine during the French Revolutionary Wars (1794–1815), Saffig was a "Mairie" of France. Saffig has been part of the Pellenz "Verbandsgemeinde" since 1992.

Buildings and sights[edit]

  • St. Cäcilia Catholic Church - Designed by Balthasar Neumann (1739–1742) and his pupil Johannes Seiz
  • The Palace Garden - Formerly part of the Palace territory of the family von der Leyen
  • Synagogue - Now a memorial
  • "Von-der-Leyen Halle" - A multipurpose hall

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