|• Mayor||Jürgen Bode|
|• Total||1.77 km2 (0.68 sq mi)|
|Elevation||420 m (1,380 ft)|
|• Density||190/km2 (490/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
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.
The municipality lies in the Hunsrück less than a kilometre south of Emmelshausen.
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.
Schwall’s mayor is Jürgen Bode.
Coat of arms
The German blazon reads: In geteiltem Schild oben in Gold ein roter Pflug, unten ein silberner Pfahl in Blau.
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
- Lindenstraße 6 – Chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows (branch chapel; Filialkapelle Zur Schmerzhaften Muttergottes); aisleless church, marked 1879
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