Oberkail

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Oberkail
Location of Oberkail within Eifelkreis Bitburg-Prüm district
Oberkail in BIT.svg
Oberkail is located in Germany
Oberkail
Oberkail
Oberkail is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Oberkail
Oberkail
Coordinates: 50°02′19″N 06°40′58″E / 50.03861°N 6.68278°E / 50.03861; 6.68278Coordinates: 50°02′19″N 06°40′58″E / 50.03861°N 6.68278°E / 50.03861; 6.68278
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictEifelkreis Bitburg-Prüm
Municipal assoc.Bitburger Land
Government
 • MayorPetra Fischer
Area
 • Total24.26 km2 (9.37 sq mi)
Elevation
360 m (1,180 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total601
 • Density25/km2 (64/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
54533
Dialling codes06567
Vehicle registrationBIT
Websitewww.oberkail.de

Oberkail is a municipality in the rural area of Eifel in Rhineland-Palatinate in the administrative district Bitburg-Prüm and is part of Verbandsgemeinde ("collective municipality") Bitburger Land.

Geography[edit]

The municipality is surrounded by grassland and forest in the natural landscape of the South Eifel. Next to Oberkail there are Seinsfeld, Gransdorf, Gindorf and Eisenschmitt. Nearby towns are Bitburg and Wittlich, both in 14 kilometers (about 9 miles) linear distance. Trier is about 30 kilometers (about 20 miles) away.

Oberkail is in the transition zone from oceanic climate to continental climate.

History[edit]

In earlier times there was a large castle which was destroyed by French soldiers around 1794. Oberkail was mentioned for the first time in 1201, called "Hof zu Keyle".

The Spangdahlem Air Base is nearby.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2018 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2019.