Thunder mountain circle

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Wappen des Donnersbergkreises Lage des Donnersbergkreises in Deutschland
base data
Land of the Federal Republic: Rhineland-Palatinate
administrative seat: Kirchheimbolanden
surface: 645.46 km ²
inhabitants: 78.902 (31. October 2005)
Population density: 122 inhabitants for each km ²
circle keys: 07 3 33
Kfz characteristics: KIB
circle arrangement: 81 municipalities
address
of the district administration:
UHL and road 2
67292 Kirchheimbolanden
Website: www.donnersberg.de
politics
land advice: Winfried Werner (SPD)
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Lage des Donnersbergkreises in Rheinland-Pfalz

the thunder mountain circle is a district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Neighbouring districts are Bad Kreuznach, Alzey Worms, Bad Dürkheim, Kaiserslautern, Kusel.

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geography

the district received its names by the highest mountain of the Pfalz, 687 metershigh thunder mountain. This is not all probability, as for a long time believed, designated after the old-Germanic God Donar, but after the celtic God tare-sneeze. On the thunder mountain are the remnants of one of the largest celtic city plants north the alps. The thunder mountainheard to the Nordpfälzer mountain country. From south to north the Alsenz, a river, which with bath Münster at the stone Ebernburg flows into the close one, crosses the thunder mountain circle.

In the south the district has portion of the Pfälzer forest, in the east of the area of cultivation of winePfalz.

history

the district was formed for 1969 as far as possible by the pool of the two circles Kirchheimbolanden and skirt living. The two circles had followed 1939 from the former Bavarian offices for district, which had been formed 1900. Before 1815 they belongedthe French section thunder mountain on.

politics

of land advice

Kreistag

with the elections to the Kreistag to 13. June 2004 resulted the following result:

  1. SPD 34.6% (- 8.0) -13 seats (- 3)
  2. CDU 31.6% (+0,7) - of 12 seats (=)
  3. FWG 19.7% (+4,1) - 7 seats (+1)
  4. FDP 7.1% (+1,2) - 3 seats (the +1)
  5. GREENS 6.9% (+1,9) - 3 seats (+1)

coat of arms

description:

By a in-curvedbecomes green point, split into it a golden radiating sun, by gold and silver, on the right of a red, on the left of a blue sechsspeichiges wheel. (Coat of arms permission 4. September 1981)

Meaning:

The two wheels come of the earlier circle coats of arms of Kirchheimbolanden and skirt living. Led in former timesthe Mr. von Bolanden the red wheel, and the Hohenfelser collateral line the blue wheel. In-curved point symbol light the thunder mountain as name givers of the circle, the color green the forest wealth of the area and the sun stands for the Rebflächen in the eastand the south of the circle.

traffic

in the Alsenztal operated the Pfälzi north course since 1870 a line from Kaiserslautern to Winnweiler and since 1871 to bath Münster at the stone. Of it the thunder mountain railway branched after Marnheim in Langmeil since 1872/73off, from where 1873/74 the distance continued after Kirchheimbolanden Alzey, while the Zellertalbahn led after Monsheim.

From green city 1876 still the ice valley course were added after iron mountain, those only 1932 by the German National Railroad over Ramsen to Enkenbach into the Alsenztalone resumed. Only three years later the net was made smaller with a highest level by 80 km again, when the schmalspurige brench line was shut down, the 1903 by the Pfalzbahn of the city Obermoschel for station Alsenz (4 km) at the main routeopened was.

The further attitudes of the passenger traffic reduced the courses up to 30 km length:

  • 1935: Alsenz - Obermoschel (Narrow-gauge railway) =M= 4 km
  • 1945: Kirchheimbolanden - Marnheim 6 km
  • 1951: Alzey - rotten home - Kirchheimbolanden 6 km (30. May) 1976 re-activate
  • 1999: Green city - iron mountain - Eiswoog - Enkenbach 11 km (29. May 1994 to iron mountain, 28. May 1995 to Ramsen, 12. August 2001 to Eiswoog re-activates)
  • 1983: Langmeil - Marnheim - Monsheim 23 km (26. May 2001 re-activates)

Thus the railway system in the circle area was again than doubled more. For the ÖPNV gives it in addition 15 Buslinien.

The thunder mountain circle becomes of the federal motorway A 63 Mainz - Kaiserslautern crosses. Furthermore A 6 Saarbruecken affect - Waidhaus (also:Via Carolina mentioned) the Südrand of the circle. Several federal highways pull the circle area through, under it B 40 (Kaiserslautern - Sembach), B 47 (Worms - Michelstadt, also Nibelungenstrasse mentioned) and B 48 (being gene - bath Bergzabern).

cities and municipalities

(inhabitants to 30. June 2005)

Convention communities with its member municipalities

seat of the convention community *

  1. Alsenz * (1.764)
  2. Finkenbach Gersweiler (332)
  3. Gaugrehweiler (552)
  4. Kalkofen (199)
  5. Mannweiler Cölln (437)
  6. Münsterappel (561)
  7. Niederhausen to the Appel (252)
  8. Niedermoschel (558)
  9. upper living at the Appel (153)
  10. Obermoschel, city (1.205)
  11. upper village (265)
  12. ski field (270)
  13. Sitters (130)
  14. Unkenbach (246)
  15. Waldgrehweiler (233)
  16. winter fount (196)
  1. iron mountain (Pfalz), city * (9.777)
  2. candle home (2.273)
  3. Ramsen (1.835)
  1. Albisheim (Pfrimm) (1.755)
  2. Biedesheim (655)
  3. Bubenheim (457)
  4. Dreisen (1.037)
  5. Einselthum (857)
  6. Göllheim * (3.746)
  7. Immesheim (160)
  8. loud home (637)
  9. Ottersheim (391)
  10. Russian gene (499)
  11. Standenbühl (230)
  12. Weitersweiler (482)
  13. Zellertal (1.226)
  1. Bennhausen (136)
  2. Bischheim (735)
  3. Bolanden (2.437)
  4. THEN rock (958)
  5. Gauersheim (627)
  6. Ilbesheim (517)
  7. Jakobsweiler (230)
  8. Kirchheimbolanden, city * (8.010)
  9. war field (1.097)
  10. Marnheim (1.667)
  11. Mörsfeld (548)
  12. rotten home (774)
  13. upper meadows (493)
  14. Orbis (684)
  15. knight home (203)
  16. Stetten (670)
  1. Bayerfeld Steckweiler (472)
  2. Bisterschied (285)
  3. Dielkirchen (555)
  4. Dörrmoschel (144)
  5. Gehrweiler (342)
  6. Gerbach (584)
  7. Gundersweiler (570)
  8. Imsweiler (595)
  9. cat brook (546)
  10. Ransweiler (314)
  11. Rathskirchen (231)
  12. Reichsthal (103)
  13. skirt living, city * (5.749)
  14. Ruppertsecken (395)
  15. sank Alban (340)
  16. beautiful fount (133)
  17. souls (167)
  18. steel mountain (188)
  19. Teschenmoschel (113)
  20. Würzweiler (209)
  1. Börrstadt (963)
  2. Breunigweiler (437)
  3. Falcon stone (225)
  4. Gonbach (495)
  5. Höringen (742)
  6. CIM brook (982)
  7. wage field (973)
  8. Münchweiler at the Alsenz (1.262)
  9. Schweisweiler (356)
  10. Sippersfeld (1.181)
  11. Steinbach at the thunder mountain (809)
  12. waiting mountain tubing brook (577)
  13. Winnweiler * (4.785)

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