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|County :||Altenkirchen (Westerwald)|
|Association municipality :||Hamm (victory)|
|Height :||160 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||2.2 km 2|
|Residents:||1168 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||531 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||57539|
|Area code :||02682|
|License plate :||AK|
|Community key :||07 1 32 038|
|Community structure:||5 districts|
|Association administration address:||Lindenallee 2
57577 Hamm (Sieg)
|Local Mayor :||Michael Rzytki|
|Location of the local community Fürthen in the Altenkirchen district (Westerwald)|
The community consists of the main town and the districts of Opsen, Kappenstein, Mümmelbach and Oppertsau . The latter is a “divided” place: the border between Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia runs through it . The part belonging to North Rhine-Westphalia is written Opperzau and belongs to the municipality of Windeck in the Rhein-Sieg district .
Until the middle of the 17th century Fürthen 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 County of Sayn in the 17th century, Fürthen belonged to the County of Sayn-Hachenburg .
Fürthen formed a separate administrative district called "Sende" within the parish of Hamm , to which the places Kappenstein, Mümmelbach, Oppertsau, Opsen and Walbach also belonged. The county of Sayn-Hachenburg fell to the princes of Nassau-Weilburg by inheritance in 1799 . In 1806 the two Nassau princes joined the Napoleonic Confederation of the Rhine and Fürthen was also part of the Duchy of Nassau from 1806 .
Due to the agreements made at the Congress of Vienna (1815), the region was ceded to the Kingdom of Prussia . Under the Prussian administration, Fürthen was assigned to the Hamm mayor in the newly established Altenkirchen district ( Koblenz administrative district ), which from 1822 belonged to the Rhine province .
- Population development
The development of the population of Fürthen, the values from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:
Michael Rzytki is the local mayor of Fürthen. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was re-elected with 78.71% of the vote.
- In 1990 the Ulu Mosque was opened in a converted former village school in Fürthen. It belongs to the umbrella organization DITIP .
- A 200 m long section of the L 112 / L 267, which separates the districts of Opperzau ( Windeck ) and Oppertsau (Fürthen), not only represents the municipal boundaries, but also the state border between North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate . In addition, the street has its own street name for each side: Siegstraße for the Oppertsauer side, Fürthener Straße for the Opperzauer side.
- Otto-Ernst Löttgen: Municipality of Fürthen . In: Hans Günther Mack (Hrsg.): Heimatbuch für Hamm (Sieg) and the district of Hamm (Sieg) . Altenkirchen 1956, p. 187-193 .
- Homepage of the community of Fürthen
- Local community Fürthen on the website of the Hamm (Sieg) Association
- State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, 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.
- Wilhelm Fabricius : Explanations of the historical atlas of the Rhine province, Volume 2: The map of 1789. Bonn 1898, p. 371.
- Negotiations of the by resolution of the State Deputy Assembly ..., Volume 1 , 1836, p. 583.
- State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: City Council Election 2019 Fürthen. Retrieved November 15, 2019 .
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Hamm (Sieg), Verbandsgemeinde, seventh line of results. Retrieved November 15, 2019 .