Schweigen-Rechtenbach is a municipality in Südliche Weinstraße district, in Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany.

Schweigen-Rechtenbach
Coat of arms of Schweigen-Rechtenbach
Coat of arms
Location of Schweigen-Rechtenbach within Südliche Weinstraße district
Schweigen-Rechtenbach in SÜW.svg
Schweigen-Rechtenbach is located in Germany
Schweigen-Rechtenbach
Schweigen-Rechtenbach
Schweigen-Rechtenbach is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Schweigen-Rechtenbach
Schweigen-Rechtenbach
Coordinates: 49°03′11″N 7°57′22″E / 49.05306°N 7.95611°E / 49.05306; 7.95611Coordinates: 49°03′11″N 7°57′22″E / 49.05306°N 7.95611°E / 49.05306; 7.95611
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictSüdliche Weinstraße
Municipal assoc.Bad Bergzabern
Subdivisions2
Government
 • MayorHelmut Geißer
Area
 • Total16.04 km2 (6.19 sq mi)
Elevation
217 m (712 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,380
 • Density86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
76889
Dialling codes06342
Vehicle registrationSÜW
Websitewww.schweigen-rechtenbach.de

GeographyEdit

Schweigen-Rechtenbach is located at the southern end, marked by the imposing Deutsches Weintor, of the German Wine Route. The principal route no longer passes through the "Weintor", but has been diverted round it. Continuing in a southerly direction from the municipality the principal route continues to Wissembourg, first crossing the current frontier between Germany and France.

HistoryEdit

Schweigen-Rechtenbach was created, as part of a larger programme of local government boundary reforms in the area, on 7 June 1969 through the fusion of Schweigen and Rechtenbach, both of which had previously been administratively independent.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2018 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2019.
  2. ^ Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz – Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis 2006 Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine, Seite 196 (PDF; 2,6 MB)