Idar-Oberstein

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Idar-Oberstein
Idar-Oberstein Panorama.jpg
Coat of arms of Idar-Oberstein
Location of Idar-Oberstein within Birkenfeld district
Idar-Oberstein in BIR.svg
Idar-Oberstein is located in Germany
Idar-Oberstein
Idar-Oberstein
Idar-Oberstein is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Idar-Oberstein
Idar-Oberstein
Coordinates: 49°42′41″N 7°18′47″E / 49.71139°N 7.31306°E / 49.71139; 7.31306Coordinates: 49°42′41″N 7°18′47″E / 49.71139°N 7.31306°E / 49.71139; 7.31306
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictBirkenfeld
Government
 • Lord mayor (2014–22) Frank Frühauf[1] (CDU)
Area
 • Total91.56 km2 (35.35 sq mi)
Elevation
300 m (1,000 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total28,313
 • Density310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
55743
Dialling codes06781, 06784
Vehicle registrationBIR
Websitewww.idar-oberstein.de

Idar-Oberstein is a town in Birkenfeld in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. About 30,000 people lived there.

Idar-Oberstein is known as a gemstone and garrison town. It is also the largest town in the Hunsrück.

Actor Bruce Willis was born here.

Twin towns[change | change source]

Idar-Oberstein is twinned with:

References[change | change source]

  1. Wahlen der Bürgermeister der verbandsfreien Gemeinden, Landeswahlleiter Rheinland-Pfalz, accessed 30 July 2021.
  2. "Bevölkerungsstand 2020, Kreise, Gemeinden, Verbandsgemeinden". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2021.

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