Tiefenthal

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Tiefenthal
Coat of arms of Tiefenthal
Coat of arms
Location of Tiefenthal within Bad Dürkheim district
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Tiefenthal is located in Germany
Tiefenthal
Tiefenthal
Tiefenthal is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Tiefenthal
Tiefenthal
Coordinates: 49°32′18″N 08°06′14″E / 49.53833°N 8.10389°E / 49.53833; 8.10389Coordinates: 49°32′18″N 08°06′14″E / 49.53833°N 8.10389°E / 49.53833; 8.10389
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictBad Dürkheim
Municipal assoc.Leiningerland
Government
 • MayorEdwin Gaub (CDU)
Area
 • Total4.21 km2 (1.63 sq mi)
Elevation
290 m (950 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total848
 • Density200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
67311
Dialling codes06351
Vehicle registrationDÜW

Tiefenthal is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Bad Dürkheim district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

The municipality lies in a small hollow with northern slopes between the Eisbach and Eckbach valleys in the Palatinate. Tiefenthal belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Leiningerland, whose seat is in Grünstadt. Until 1969, the municipality belonged to the now abolished district of Frankenthal.

History[edit]

In 1318, the municipality had its first documentary mention as Dyfendal.

Religion[edit]

In 2007, 45.4% of the inhabitants were Evangelical and 35.4% Catholic. The rest belonged to other faiths or adhered to none.[2]

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

The council is made up of 12 council members, who were elected at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009, and the honorary mayor as chairman.

The municipal election held on 7 June 2009 yielded the following results:[3]

SPD CDU WGR Total
2009 3 5 4 12 seats
2004 2 5 5 12 seats

Coat of arms[edit]

The German blazon reads: In Rot ein goldenes Tatzenkreuz.

The municipality's arms might in English heraldic language be described thus: Gules a cross pattée humetty Or.

The arms were approved by the now defunct Regierungsbezirk administration in Neustadt and date from a 1724 seal. They are borrowed from the arms once borne by the Counts of Leiningen-Westerburg, to whom Tiefenthal belonged.[4]

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

A few kilometres away lies the Wattenheim interchange on the Autobahn A 6. Historically, a branch of the Eis Valley Railway once linked the municipality with Grünstadt.

Famous people[edit]

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2018 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2019.
  2. ^ KommWis, Stand: 31.12.2007 Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Kommunalwahl Rheinland-Pfalz 2009, Gemeinderat
  4. ^ Karl Heinz Debus: Das große Wappenbuch der Pfalz. Neustadt an der Weinstraße 1988, ISBN 3-9801574-2-3