Kapellen-Drusweiler is a municipality in Südliche Weinstraße district, in Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany.

Kapellen-Drusweiler
Coat of arms of Kapellen-Drusweiler
Coat of arms
Location of Kapellen-Drusweiler within Südliche Weinstraße district
Kapellen-Drusweiler in SÜW.svg
Kapellen-Drusweiler is located in Germany
Kapellen-Drusweiler
Kapellen-Drusweiler
Kapellen-Drusweiler is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Kapellen-Drusweiler
Kapellen-Drusweiler
Coordinates: 49°06′18″N 8°01′49″E / 49.10500°N 8.03028°E / 49.10500; 8.03028Coordinates: 49°06′18″N 8°01′49″E / 49.10500°N 8.03028°E / 49.10500; 8.03028
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictSüdliche Weinstraße
Municipal assoc.Bad Bergzabern
Government
 • MayorKarl Hoffmann (CDU)
Area
 • Total5.77 km2 (2.23 sq mi)
Elevation
159 m (522 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total936
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
76889
Dialling codes06343
Vehicle registrationSÜW
Websitewww.kapellen-drusweiler.de

GeographyEdit

The wine village of Kapellen-Drusweiler is a linear village, between the Palatinate Forest and the Rhine. The parish of Kapellen-Drusweiler includes the villages of Deutschhof, Eichenhöfe und Kaplaneihof. [2] Deutschhof was founded by Swiss immigrants.

HistoryEdit

Drusweiler was first mentioned in 1179. Around 1200, Klingenmünster Abbey build a chapel opposite the Church in Drusweiler. Around it there developed an independent settlement called Kapellen. The Duke of Palatinate-Zweibrücken united the two communities in 1410.

ReligionEdit

In 2007 52 percent of the inhabitants were Protestant and 24,8 percent Catholic. The remainder belong to other religions or were unaffiliated with any religion.[3]

PoliticsEdit

Parish CouncilEdit

The Parish Council in Kapellen-Drusweiler comprises twelve councilors, elected by proportional representation local elections on 7 June 2009, together with the voluntary position of Mayor.

Distribution of seats in municipal elections:[4]

  SPD CDU FDP FWG Total
2009 3 4 2 3 12 Seats
2004 3 4 2 3 12 Seats

Coat of ArmsEdit

The blazon of the coat of arms reads: "Von Schwarz und Gold gespalten, rechts eine goldene Pflugschar, links ein schwarzes Sesel" (Divided into black and gold, a golden ploughshare right, a black winemakers' knife left).

It was approved in 1981 by the Neustadt district government and goes back to a seal dating from 1744.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2018 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2019.
  2. ^ Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz – Amtliches Verzeichnis der Gemeinden und Gemeindeteile Archived 2015-11-25 at the Wayback Machine, Seite 101 (PDF)
  3. ^ KommWis, Stand: 30. November 2007 Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Der Landeswahlleiter Rheinland-Pfalz: Kommunalwahl 2009, Stadt- und Gemeinderatswahlen
  5. ^ Karl Heinz Debus: Das große Wappenbuch der Pfalz. Neustadt an der Weinstraße 1988, ISBN 3-9801574-2-3