Hamm (victory)

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Coat of arms of the local community Hamm (Sieg)
Hamm (victory)
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Coordinates: 50 ° 46 '  N , 7 ° 41'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Association municipality : Hamm (victory)
Height : 220 m above sea level NHN
Area : 3.66 km 2
Residents: 3483 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 952 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 57577
Area code : 02682
License plate : AK
Community key : 07 1 32 044
Association administration address: Lindenallee 2
57577 Hamm (Sieg)
Website : www.hamm-sieg.de
Local Mayor : Bernd Niederhausen ( SPD )
Location of the local community Hamm (Sieg) in the district of Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
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Hamm (Sieg) is a municipality on the Sieg in the district of Altenkirchen (Westerwald) in Rhineland-Palatinate . It is the administrative seat of the association of the same name and is designated as a basic center according to state planning .


Hamm is located halfway between Eitorf and Betzdorf or between Waldbröl and Altenkirchen on the northern foothills of the Westerwald ; the local community is on the southern edge of the Siegtal above Au (Sieg) and Fürthen , which are in the north; other neighboring communities are Pracht in the west, Roth in the east and Breitscheidt in the south.


Hamm was first mentioned on March 31, 1131. "Ecclam Hamne cum tota dec" is in the document that Pope Innocent II confirmed to the Cassius pen in Bonn , the church and the tithe in Hamm an der Sieg. Until the end of the 18th century, the former parish of Hamm (Sieg) belonged to the County of Sayn , most recently to Sayn-Hachenburg . After a short time under Nassau , with the transition to the state of Prussia , the parish became the mayor's office of Hamm .

Hamm received international importance through the founder of the rural cooperative system, Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen , who was born here in 1818. Raiffeisen's father was the mayor of the Hamm mayor's office. The grandfather and great-grandfather also held this office, albeit under a different name. The Raiffeisen Museum is a reminder of his life.

On February 10, 1968, Hamm was given the suffix “(Sieg)”.

Population development

The development of the population of the municipality of Hamm (Sieg), the values ​​from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:

year Residents
1815 405
1835 534
1871 947
1905 1,214
1939 1,566
1950 1,658
year Residents
1961 2.010
1970 2,673
1987 2,887
2005 3,406
2011 3,382
2017 3,426
Population development in Hamm from 1815 to 2017 according to the table below


Municipal council

The municipal council in Hamm (Sieg) consists of 20 council members, who were elected in a personalized proportional representation in the local elections on May 26, 2019 , and the honorary local mayor as chairman.

The distribution of seats in the municipal council:

choice SPD CDU FDP FWG total
2019 7th 5 1 7th 20 seats
2014 8th 6th 1 5 20 seats
2009 7th 5 4th 4th 20 seats
2004 6th 6th 4th 4th 20 seats
  • FWG = Free Voting Groups Verbandsgemeinde Hamm / Sieg e. V.


The local mayor of Hamm is Bernd Niederhausen. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was re-elected with 76.43% of the vote.

coat of arms

Hamm coat of arms
Blazon : "Dividedfrom red to blue by silver wavy thread to the base of the shield , above under two crossed silver horse heads a golden, blue-tongued, torn leoparded lion head, below silver mallet and iron."
Justification of the coat of arms: The two horse heads symbolize the life's work of Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen. The lion's head stands for Hamm's former affiliation to the County of Sayn-Hachenburg. The wave thread stands for the location of the place on the Sieg. The tools refer to Hamm's mining tradition.

Culture and leisure

  • The Thalhauser Mühle has the largest natural swimming pool in the entire region with a water surface of 16,000 m² and 15,000 m² of sunbathing lawns.
  • In 1998 the local community acquired Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen's birthplace and created the Raiffeisen Museum, which opened in 2000.


Kindergartens and schools in Hamm (Sieg):

  • Child day care center Hamm (Sieg), sponsor: Verbandsgemeinde Hamm (Sieg)
  • Catholic day care center “St. Joseph “, bearer: Catholic parish of St. James and St. Joseph
  • Evangelical kindergarten, sponsor: Evangelical Church Community Hamm (Sieg)
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen Primary School , all-day school
  • IGS Hamm - Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen School , integrated comprehensive school


Born in Hamm

Associated with Hamm

  • Gottfried Friedrich Raiffeisen (born February 7, 1782 in Mittelfischbach, † January 16, 1849 in Hamm an der Sieg), mayor of the Hamm mayor and father of Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen.
  • Michael Klein (* 1964), Protestant pastor in Hamm, church historian

See also


  • Hans Günter Mack: Home book for Hamm (Sieg) and the district of Hamm (Sieg). Wilhelm Dieckmann, Altenkirchen 1956.

Web links

Commons : Hamm (Sieg)  - Collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. a b State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  3. On denominational development cf. Daniel Schneider: The development of denominations in the county of Sayn in plan , in: Heimat-Jahrbuch 58 (2015), pp. 74–80.
  4. Official municipality directory (= State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate [Hrsg.]: Statistical volumes . Volume 407 ). Bad Ems February 2016, p. 187 (PDF; 2.8 MB).
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Municipal Council Election 2019 Hamm (Sieg). Retrieved November 15, 2019 .
  6. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Municipal elections 2014, city and municipal council elections
  7. ^ The Regional Returning Officer of Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Hamm (Sieg), Verbandsgemeinde, eighth line of results. Retrieved November 15, 2019 .