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Kirchheimbolanden
Town walls with the Grey Tower
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
Admin. region
District Donnersberg District
Municipal assoc. Kirchheimbolanden
Founded
First mentioned
Government
 • Mayor Klaus Hartmüller (CDU)
Area
 • Total 26.36 km2 (10.18 sq mi)
Elevation 232 m (761 ft)
Population (2010-12-31)[1]
 • Total 7,695
 • Density 290/km2 (760/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 67292
Dialling codes 06352
Vehicle registration KIB

Kirchheimbolanden, the capital of Donnersberg District, is a town in Rhineland-Palatinate, south-western Germany. It is situated approximately 25 km west of Worms, and 30 km north-east of Kaiserslautern. The first part of the name, Kirchheim, dates back to 774. It became a town in 1368, and the Sponheim family improved its security with many towers and walls. William, Duke of Nassau, ancestor of the royal families of Belgium, Sweden, Denmark and Norway, and of the grand-ducal family of Luxembourg, was born in Kirchheimbolanden. It was also ruled by First French Empire between 1792 and 1814 before passing to Kingdom of Bavaria.

Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg, an ancestor of both Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and his brother Prince Harry of Wales, was born in Kirchheimbolanden on 22 April 1780.

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