Steinweiler is a municipality in the district of Germersheim, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Steinweiler
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Coat of arms of Steinweiler
Coat of arms
Location of Steinweiler within Germersheim district
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Steinweiler is located in Germany
Steinweiler
Steinweiler
Steinweiler is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Steinweiler
Steinweiler
Coordinates: 49°07′15″N 08°08′29″E / 49.12083°N 8.14139°E / 49.12083; 8.14139Coordinates: 49°07′15″N 08°08′29″E / 49.12083°N 8.14139°E / 49.12083; 8.14139
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictGermersheim
Municipal assoc.Kandel
Government
 • MayorNorbert Forstner (SPD)
Area
 • Total11.88 km2 (4.59 sq mi)
Elevation
129 m (423 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,957
 • Density160/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
76872
Dialling codes06349
Vehicle registrationGER
Websitewww.steinweiler.eu

HistoryEdit

 
Napoleon's Column

Steinweiler was first created in 968 and was officially given the name "Steinweiler" in 1585. [2] The oldest house in the village dates back to 1724; some others were built in the 1780s and 1790s. There is a column called the "Napoleon's Column" which was erected because Napoleon is said to have walked through this area.

EconomyEdit

Steinweiler is surrounded by farms that grow mainly wheat, barley, and corn. It is close to the wine growing region of Germany and hosts a wine festival every year. There is a pig farm in the area. There are just over 1900 people living in Steinweiler.

TourismEdit

The Black Forest and Alsace are near by.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2018 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2019.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-07-22. Retrieved 2015-07-18. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)