Schwall

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Schwall
Coat of arms of Schwall
Coat of arms
Schwall  is located in Germany
Schwall
Schwall
Coordinates: 50°8′45″N 7°33′22″E / 50.14583°N 7.55611°E / 50.14583; 7.55611Coordinates: 50°8′45″N 7°33′22″E / 50.14583°N 7.55611°E / 50.14583; 7.55611
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis
Municipal assoc. Emmelshausen
Government
 • Mayor Jürgen Bode
Area
 • Total 1.77 km2 (0.68 sq mi)
Elevation 420 m (1,380 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 338
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 56281
Dialling codes 06747
Vehicle registration SIM

Schwall is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis (district) in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Emmelshausen, whose seat is in the like-named town.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

The municipality lies in the Hunsrück less than a kilometre south of Emmelshausen.

History[edit]

The Lords of Eltz held the village in the 16th century. The lordship over Schwall was later held by the Counts of Leyen. Beginning in 1794, Schwall lay under French rule. In 1815 it was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia at the Congress of Vienna. Since 1946, it has been part of the then newly founded state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

The council is made up of 8 council members, who were elected by majority vote at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009, and the honorary mayor as chairman.[2]

Mayor[edit]

Schwall’s mayor is Jürgen Bode.[3]

Coat of arms[edit]

The German blazon reads: In geteiltem Schild oben in Gold ein roter Pflug, unten ein silberner Pfahl in Blau.

The municipality’s arms might in English heraldic language be described thus: Per fess Or a plough gules and azure a pale argent.

The upper part of the escutcheon with the plough as a charge refers to the municipality’s rural structure. The tinctures gules and Or (red and gold) refer to the Lords of Eltz, who held the village in the 16th century. The escutcheon’s lower half is a reference to the village’s former allegiance to the Counts of Leyen.

Culture and sightseeing[edit]

Buildings[edit]

The following are listed buildings or sites in Rhineland-Palatinate’s Directory of Cultural Monuments:[4]

References[edit]