Blieskastel

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Blieskastel
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Coat of arms of Blieskastel
Coat of arms
Blieskastel   is located in Germany
Blieskastel
Blieskastel
Coordinates: 49°13′59″N 7°15′0″E / 49.23306°N 7.25000°E / 49.23306; 7.25000Coordinates: 49°13′59″N 7°15′0″E / 49.23306°N 7.25000°E / 49.23306; 7.25000
Country Germany
State Saarland
District Saarpfalz
Government
 • Mayor Annelie Faber-Wegener (CDU)
Area
 • Total 108.27 km2 (41.80 sq mi)
Elevation 218 m (715 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 21,033
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 66431–66440
Dialling codes 06842
Vehicle registration HOM
Website www.blieskastel.de

Blieskastel (German pronunciation: [ˈbliːsˌkast(ɘ)l]) is a city in the Saar-Palatinate district, in Saarland, Germany which is divided into villages, one of the largest being Wolfersheim. It is situated on the river Blies, approximately 8 kilometres (5 miles) west of Zweibrücken, and 20 km (12 mi) east of Saarbrücken.

International relations[edit]

Blieskastel is twinned with:

Personalities[edit]

  • David Oppenheimer (1834-1897), German entrepreneur and mayor of Vancouver, Canada
  • Joseph Wendel (1901-1960), cardinal (since 1953), bishop of Speyer, archbishop of Munich and Freising
David Oppenheimer around 1896

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External links[edit]

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