Lingenfeld

Lingenfeld is a municipality in the district of Germersheim, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is situated approximately 5 km north-west of Germersheim, and 10 km south-west of Speyer.

Lingenfeld
Coat of arms of Lingenfeld
Coat of arms
Location of Lingenfeld within Germersheim district
Lingenfeld in GER.svg
Lingenfeld is located in Germany
Lingenfeld
Lingenfeld
Lingenfeld is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Lingenfeld
Lingenfeld
Coordinates: 49°14′43″N 8°20′40″E / 49.24537°N 8.34442°E / 49.24537; 8.34442Coordinates: 49°14′43″N 8°20′40″E / 49.24537°N 8.34442°E / 49.24537; 8.34442
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictGermersheim
Municipal assoc.Lingenfeld
Government
 • MayorMarkus Kropfreiter (SPD)
Area
 • Total15.33 km2 (5.92 sq mi)
Elevation
104 m (341 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,758
 • Density380/km2 (970/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
67360
Dialling codes06344
Vehicle registrationGER
Websitewww.lingenfeld.de

Lingenfeld has about 5900 citizens and is continuously growing because of its excellent connections to nearby cities such as Speyer, Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Karlsruhe via the S-Bahn ("suburban railway").

Lingenfeld is the seat of the Verbandsgemeinde ("collective municipality") Lingenfeld.

GeographyEdit

Lingenfeld is located in the Upper Rhine valley in the south of the German wine-growing region Palatinate ("Pfalz") in Rhineland-Palatinate. Close by are the river Rhine in the East of the village and the German Wine Route to the West. Neighbouring places are Römerberg (Pfalz) to the north, Schwegenheim and Westheim (Pfalz) to the west, Germersheim to the south and the frontier to Baden-Württemberg realised through the cut-off meander of the Rhine to the east.

In past centuries the old current of the Rhine caused the loss of about 250 hectares of land due to undermining of the banks.

Lingenfeld lies 104 meters higher than the other communities close to the Rhine, so danger of flooding can be almost entirely excluded.

HistoryEdit

The name Lingenfeld probably comes from settlement "at the long field". It was first mentioned in a document from 1163 as "Lengenveld".

ReligionsEdit

In 2007 53,3 percent of the inhabitants were Roman Catholic and 22 percent Protestant. The rest belonged to a different religion or was undenominational.

Development of inhabitantsEdit

Year Population
1480 ca. 180
1530 ca. 180
1705 ca. 257
1742 ca. 500
1771 ca. 585
Year Population
1806 871
1833 1229
1890 1556
1925 2270
1953 3000
Year Population
1967 3740
1977 4172
1984 4055
2001 5473
2004 5870

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2019, Kreise, Gemeinden, Verbandsgemeinden". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2020.