|coat of arms||Germany map|
|Height :||47 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||6.92 km 2|
|Residents:||223 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||32 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||25767|
|Area code :||04835|
|License plate :||HEI, MED|
|Community key :||01 0 51 002|
|LOCODE :||DE 8AU|
|Office administration address:||Hindenburgstrasse 18
|Mayor :||Frank Niehuus (KWV)|
|Location of the municipality Arkebek in the district of Dithmarschen|
The municipality Arkebek consists of the local center and the districts Arkebeker Feld and Riesewohld .
Arkebek was first mentioned as Erkebeke in 1447. "Erke" is the Low German word for a weir or a small sluice. Accordingly, the name means something like "stream with a weir".
On April 1, 1934, the parish of Albersdorf was dissolved. All of their village communities, village communities and peasant communities became independent communities / rural communities, including Arkebek.
In 1939, an iron sword from the 8th century was found in a gravel pit . It probably comes from a destroyed Saxon grave. Arkebek has 30 listed hill and stone graves, all of which are located on Kreisstraße 40 (Albersdorf - Schrum) like on a string of pearls. The northernmost six hills are on the grounds of the "Riese" military training area.
Since the local elections of 2008, has Wählergemeinschaft KWV all nine seats in the municipal council. In the election on May 6, 2018, the KWV won five direct mandates and another four list positions; it thus provides the entire municipal council again.
Economy and Infrastructure
Of the 25 farms that were once located in Arkebek after the Second World War, only five still exist 60 years later. This shows the change that the church has gone through. The place is developing from a farming village to a residential village for the workers and employees of the larger neighboring community of Albersdorf and the nearby Heide .
The federal highway 23 runs through the municipality, the junction Albersdorf is the closest.
- North Statistics Office - Population of the municipalities in Schleswig-Holstein 4th quarter 2019 (XLSX file) (update based on the 2011 census) ( help on this ).
- State Statistical Office Schleswig-Holstein (Ed.): The population of the communities in Schleswig-Holstein 1867-1970 . State Statistical Office Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel 1972, DNB 740670093 , p. 250 .
- Record of the determination of the results of the municipal elections in the municipality of Arkebek on May 26, 2013. (PDF; 1.09 MB) Tables I-IV. (No longer available online.) Arkebek Municipality, archived from the original on October 23, 2013 ; Retrieved October 22, 2013 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Federal Ministry of Defense: The stationing of the Bundeswehr in Germany. (PDF; 1.4 MB) In: ndr.de. November 1, 2004, p. 135 , accessed October 22, 2013 .