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Büllingen

 

Büllingen

Büllingen
Bullange (French)
Municipality
Büllingen town hall
Büllingen town hall
Coat of arms of Büllingen
Coat of arms
Büllingen is located in Belgium
Büllingen
Location in Belgium
Coordinates:
Country Belgium
Community German-speaking Community
Region Wallonia
Province Liège
Arrondissement Verviers
Government
 • Mayor Friedhelm Wirtz (EG-EVG)
 • Governing party/ies EG-EVG
Area
 • Total 150.49 km2 (58.10 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 5,532
 • Density 37/km2 (95/sq mi)
Postal codes 4760-4761
Area codes 080
Website www.buellingen.be

Büllingen (French: Bullange) is a largely German-speaking municipality located in the Belgian province of Liège. On January 1, 2006, Büllingen had a total population of 5,385. The total area is 150.49 km² which gives a population density of 36 inhabitants per km².

Since 1977 Büllingen consists of 27 villages:

  • Büllingen, Honsfeld, Hünningen, Mürringen
  • Rocherath, Krinkelt, Wirtzfeld
  • Manderfeld, Afst, Allmuthen, Andlermühle, Berterath, Buchholz, Eimerscheid, Hasenvenn, Hergersberg, Holzheim, Hüllscheid, Igelmonder Hof, Igelmondermühle, Kehr, Krewinkel, Lanzerath, Losheimergraben, Medendorf, Merlscheid, Weckerath.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • History 2
    • Postal history 2.1
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Geography

Its component village of Krewinkel includes the easternmost point in Belgium. The municipality also contains Rocherath, the highest village in Belgium, as well as the second highest point in Belgium, the Weißer Stein near Mürringen.[2]

History

In the period 1815-1919 it belonged first to the Kingdom of Prussia and later to the German Empire following the unification of Germany. In 1920 it was ceded to Belgium under the terms of the Treaty of Versailles as part of the Eupen-Malmedy (East Cantons) area.

Postal history

Büllingen post-office opened in December 1863, in the Malmedy county (Kreis) of the Aachen district (Bezirk) in the Rheinland province.[3]

Postal codes since 1969:[4] 4760 Büllingen; 4761 Rocherath. In 1969 Manderfeld 4778 (4760 in 1990).[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ Population per municipality on 1 January 2013 (XLS; 607.5 KB)
  2. ^ "Büllingen: the record holder". Deutschsprachige Gemeinschaft Belgiens. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  3. ^ Nachverwendete Altdeutschland-Stempel, Spezialkatalog und Handbuch, Peter Feuser, 1983 Stutgart.
  4. ^ Liste des Numéros Postaux, Administration des Postes, Bruxelles 1969.
  5. ^ Les numéros postaux belges en vigueur à partir du 1/10/1990, La Poste.

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • (German) Official website


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