Illingen, Saarland

Illingen is a municipality in the district of Neunkirchen, in Saarland, Germany. It is situated approximately 10 km northwest of Neunkirchen, and 17 km northeast of Saarbrücken.

Illingen
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Illingen
Coat of arms
Location of Illingen within Neunkirchen district
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Illingen is located in Germany
Illingen
Illingen
Illingen is located in Saarland
Illingen
Illingen
Coordinates: 49°22′N 7°2′E / 49.367°N 7.033°E / 49.367; 7.033Coordinates: 49°22′N 7°2′E / 49.367°N 7.033°E / 49.367; 7.033
CountryGermany
StateSaarland
DistrictNeunkirchen
Subdivisions6
Government
 • MayorArmin König (CDU)
Area
 • Total36.08 km2 (13.93 sq mi)
Elevation
352 m (1,155 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total16,122
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
66549 und 66557
Dialling codes06825
Vehicle registrationNK
Websitewww.illingen.de

OverviewEdit

Since 1974, the villages of Illingen, Hirzweiler, Hüttigweiler, Uchtelfangen, Welschbach and Wustweiler have been part of the Illingen community.

Illingen is a large, well maintained village with a pleasant castle complex, including a small modern Hotel with restaurant. The village St. Stephan church is very old and worth a visit. There are two train stops (Illingen and Gennweiler). Trains travel in the direction of Saarbrücken to the south and Lebach-Jabach to the north. The earliest written documentation which exists about Illingen is from the late 9th century. The Freiherr von Kerpen lived in the castle until the late 19th century.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Saarland.de – Amtliche Einwohnerzahlen Stand 31. Dezember 2019" (PDF). Statistisches Amt des Saarlandes (in German). July 2020.