Urschmitt

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Urschmitt
Coat of arms of Urschmitt
Coat of arms
Urschmitt   is located in Germany
Urschmitt
Urschmitt
Coordinates: 50°7′07″N 7°3′46″E / 50.11861°N 7.06278°E / 50.11861; 7.06278Coordinates: 50°7′07″N 7°3′46″E / 50.11861°N 7.06278°E / 50.11861; 7.06278
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Cochem-Zell
Municipal assoc. Ulmen
Government
 • Mayor Peter Jahnen
Area
 • Total 6.61 km2 (2.55 sq mi)
Elevation 390 m (1,280 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 189
 • Density 29/km2 (74/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 56825
Dialling codes 02677
Vehicle registration COC
Website www.urschmitt.de

Urschmitt is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Cochem-Zell district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Ulmen, whose seat is in the like-named town.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

The municipality lies in the Eifel about 5 km northwest of Bremm on the river Moselle.

History[edit]

In 980, Urschmitt had its first documentary mention under the name Ursmadia. Electoral-Trier overlordship came to an end when the French occupied the Rhine’s left bank between 1794 and 1796. In 1815 Urschmitt was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia at the Congress of Vienna. Urschmitt and Kliding, which had formed a single municipality, were split into two in 1848. 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]

Urschmitt’s mayor is Peter Jahnen, and his deputy is Walter Sossong.[3]

Coat of arms[edit]

The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Tierced in mantle reversed, dexter gules issuant from base a cross patriarchal Or, in chief Or a broadsword palewise sable, the point to base, and sinister vert three ears of wheat bendwise sinister of the second surmounted in base by a sickle argent.

Culture and sightseeing[edit]

Buildings[edit]

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

Famous people[edit]

  • Herbert Schneiders (b. 1953), politician

References[edit]

External links[edit]