Thörlingen

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Thörlingen
Coat of arms of Thörlingen
Coat of arms
Location of Thörlingen within Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis district
Thörlingen in SIM.svg
Thörlingen is located in Germany
Thörlingen
Thörlingen
Thörlingen is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Thörlingen
Thörlingen
Coordinates: 50°8′4.23″N 7°31′56.4″E / 50.1345083°N 7.532333°E / 50.1345083; 7.532333Coordinates: 50°8′4.23″N 7°31′56.4″E / 50.1345083°N 7.532333°E / 50.1345083; 7.532333
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictRhein-Hunsrück-Kreis
Municipal assoc.Emmelshausen
Government
 • MayorThomas Kochhan
Area
 • Total2.24 km2 (0.86 sq mi)
Elevation
420 m (1,380 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total140
 • Density63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
56291
Dialling codes06746
Vehicle registrationSIM
Thörlingen lies at the edge of the Baybach valley.

Thörlingen 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 at the edge of the Baybach valley, roughly 5 km southwest of Emmelshausen.

History[edit]

Thörlingen belonged to the so-called Gallenscheider Gericht (“Gallenscheid Court”). The execution place lay near Emmelshausen. In 1314, the Court, and thereby Thörlingen along with it, passed to the Electorate of Trier. Beginning in 1794, Thörlingen lay under French rule. In 1814 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 6 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]

Thörlingen's mayor is Thomas Kochhan.[3]

Coat of arms[edit]

The German blazon reads: In gespaltenem Schild vorne in Rot ein silberner Balken, hinten in Gold eine schwarze Kapelle.

The municipality's arms might in English heraldic language be described thus: Per pale gules a fess argent and Or a chapel affronty sable.

The composition with the fess (horizontal stripe) on the dexter (armsbearer's right, viewer's left) side is a reference to the Gallenscheid Court, and is rendered in Electoral Trier's tinctures. The charge on the sinister (armsbearer's left, viewer's right) side, the chapel, is a former landmark in the village. It was mentioned as early as 1267; it was torn down about 1962.[4]

Culture and sightseeing[edit]

Buildings[edit]

The following are listed buildings or sites in Rhineland-Palatinate’s Directory of Cultural Monuments:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2018 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2019.
  2. ^ Municipal election results for Thörlingen
  3. ^ Thörlingen’s mayor Archived 2011-07-19 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ and explanation of Thörlingen’s arms[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Directory of Cultural Monuments in Rhein-Hunsrück district