Illingen, Saarland


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Coordinates: 49°22′N 7°2′E / 49.367°N 7.033°E / 49.367; 7.033Coordinates: 49°22′N 7°2′E / 49.367°N 7.033°E / 49.367; 7.033
Country Germany
State Saarland
District Neunkirchen
  Mayor Armin König (CDU)
  Total 36.08 km2 (13.93 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 16,486
  Density 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 66549 und 66557
Dialling codes 06825
Vehicle registration NK

Illingen is a municipality in the district of Neunkirchen, in Saarland, Germany. It is situated approximately 10 km northwest of Neunkirchen, and 17 km northeast of Saarbrücken.


Since 1974, the villages of Illingen, Hirzweiler, Hüttigweiler, Uchtelfangen, Welschbach and Wustweiler have been part of the Illingen community.

Illingen is a large, well maintained village with a pleasant castle complex, including a small modern Hotel with restaurant. The village St. Stephan church is very old and worth a visit. There are two train stops (Illingen and Gennweiler). Trains travel in the direction of Saarbrücken to the south and Lebach-Jabach to the north. The earliest written documentation which exists about Illingen is from the late 9th century. The Freiherr von Kerpen lived in the castle until the late 19th century.

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