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|County :||Altenkirchen (Westerwald)|
|Association municipality :||Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld|
|Height :||297 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||1.67 km 2|
|Residents:||104 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||62 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||57610|
|Area code :||02681|
|License plate :||AK|
|Community key :||07 1 32 004|
|LOCODE :||DE BB7|
|Association administration address:||Rathausstrasse 13
|Local Mayor :||Ulrich Becker|
|Location of the local community Bachenberg in the district of Altenkirchen (Westerwald)|
The community is located in the Westerwald about 5 km north of the district town of Altenkirchen . The municipality extends from the Beulskopf in a south-easterly direction. In the western and northern part, contiguous forest areas predominate, the southern part is dominated by agricultural land. Since 1987, seven parts of the landscape have been designated as biotopes worthy of preservation within the district .
Bachenberg was first mentioned in a document in 1428.
Bachenberg belonged to the County of Sayn . After the introduction of the Reformation in the county of Sayn, the inhabitants were first Lutheran and later reformed . After the division of the state of Sayn in the 17th century belonged to the Bachenberg Sayn-Altenkirchen .
Within the county, Bachenberg belonged to the parish Altenkirchen, which also represented a secular administrative unit and exercised the lower jurisdiction . In 1787 there were eleven households in Bachenberg. In 1803, the county and thus Bachenberg was assigned to the Principality of Nassau-Usingen in the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss , which became part of the Duchy of Nassau in 1806 . As a result of the resolutions passed at the Congress of Vienna (1815) and a treaty concluded between Nassau and Prussia, the two formerly Saynian counties were ceded to the Kingdom of Prussia .
Under the Prussian administration, Bachenberg belonged to the Altenkirchen mayor in the newly formed district of the same name in the Koblenz administrative district , which belonged to the Rhine Province from 1822 onwards.
- Population development
The development of the population of Bachenberg, the values from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:
In the direct election on May 26, 2019, Ulrich Becker was confirmed in his office for another five years with a share of the vote of 75.71%.
Economy and Infrastructure
Until the 1970s, Bachenberg was primarily a town characterized by agriculture, in particular dairy farming and poultry farming . A few years ago, several businesses were closed and given up, such as a wheelwright and a grocery store . The development has led to the fact that most of the workers are now employed in Altenkirchen and other cities in the area, which has made Bachenberg a pure residential community .
The forest interest group jointly owns around 42.5 hectares of forest.
- Literature about Bachenberg in the Rhineland-Palatinate State Bibliography
- Daniel Schneider: The history of the local community Obererbach (Westerwald). The villages of Hacksen, Niedererbach, Obererbach and Koberstein from the Middle Ages to the present , 2 volumes, Obererbach 2009, ISBN 978-3-00-027494-7 (with numerous references to Bachenberg).
- State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, municipalities, association communities ( help on this ).
- Daniel Schneider: The development of denominations in the county of Sayn in the ground plan, in: Heimat-Jahrbuch des Kreis Altenkirchen 58 (2015), pp. 74-80.
- State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data .
- The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Municipal Council Election 2019 Bachenberg. Retrieved December 20, 2019 .
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld, Verbandsgemeinde, third line of results. Retrieved December 20, 2019 .