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|County :||Bad Kreuznach|
|Association municipality :||Rudesheim|
|Height :||145 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||2.58 km 2|
|Residents:||2911 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||1128 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||55595|
|Area code :||0671|
|License plate :||KH|
|Community key :||07 1 33 040|
|LOCODE :||DE 84R|
|Association administration address:||Nahestrasse 63
|Local Mayor :||Haiko Green (BfH)|
|Location of the local community Hargesheim in the Bad Kreuznach district|
Hargesheim is located on the Graefenbach in a side valley of the Nahe . Bad Kreuznach is 5 km away . Thus Hargesheim is located on the border between Rheinhessen and the Hunsrück . A large part of the area is built on (48 ha), only a very small part is used for forestry. The remaining area is used for agriculture and viticulture.
The Baumdicker Mühle residential area also belongs to Hargesheim .
Thanks to archaeological finds, Hargesheim can demonstrably be classified in the series of populated areas of the Neolithic Age (approx. 5000 BC) in the Nahe area.
Hargesheim was formed since 600 as a suburb of the original and old town of Roxheim. Around the year 1100 the place came to the county of Sponheim .
Hargesheim was first mentioned in 1158 in a property register of the Rupertsberg Monastery . When the county of Sponheim was divided, Hargesheim became part of the front county of Sponheim-Kreuznach in 1232.
Residents of Hargesheim were 1400 expatriates of the city of Kreuznach. That means: The city granted them protection and exempted them from the gate toll, but demanded manual and clamping services for the construction of the city wall. After many inheritance disputes in the Sponheim family, Hargesheim came to the Oberamt Kreuznach in 1601, based on the Kauzenburg .
The Hargesheim Chapel, Sankt Valentin, was destroyed by fire in 1622. From 1707 Hargesheim and Kreuznach belonged to the Electoral Palatinate area . Construction of the Catholic Church began in 1730 and the Protestant Church in 1731. Both churches form a double church, which is separated by a wall. The part to the right of the entrance is used by the Catholic community, the left by the Evangelical. In 1969/73, due to the influx of many Catholics, the St. Bernhard Church was built. Since then the catholic part has been used as a singing hall. The (ev.) Organ was the first work of the company Gebr. Oberlinger Orgelbau from nearby Windesheim .
In 1799, Hargesheim belonged to the Mairie Mandel and from 1801 to 1814 to the French Department de Rhin-et-Moselle . After the collapse of the rule of Napoleon Hargesheim 1815 fell to the Kingdom of Prussia and came through the reorganization of the district Kreuznach in Koblenz .
From 1895 to 1936, Hargesheim owned a train station on the narrow-gauge railway line Bad Kreuznach – Wallhausen . Omnibuses and a truck replaced their traffic. In 1912 the place received a water pipe and in 1913 electricity.
During an air raid on the village in 1945, five houses were destroyed, several houses were damaged and human lives were lost. On March 17, 1945, the first American tank rolled through the village.
- Population development
The development of the population of Hargesheim, the values from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:
The municipal council in Hargesheim consists of 20 council members, who were elected in the local elections on May 26, 2019 in a personalized proportional representation, and the honorary local mayor as chairman.
The distribution of seats in the municipal council:
- FWG = Free Voting Community Hargesheim e. V.
- BfH = Citizens for Hargesheim e. V.
The local mayor is Haiko Grün (BfH). In the runoff election on June 16, 2019, he prevailed against the previous incumbent Werner Schwan (CDU) with a share of 58.50% of the vote.
coat of arms
The municipal coat of arms shows in the upper right quarter the dignitary staff of St. Bernhard and the overflowing cup from the history of the army soul , as well as the blue and gold checkerboard pattern of the Counts of Sponheim .
The community has a Catholic and a Protestant church community.
- Hargesheim primary school
- Alfred-Delp-Schule Hargesheim (cooperative comprehensive school, i.e. separate school branches, which also have a gymnasium upper level, the Mainz study level )
- day care center
- Jakob “Jockel” Fuchs (1919–2002), Lord Mayor of Mainz ( SPD ), born in Hargesheim
- Ulrich von Plettenberg (* 1964), Roman Catholic priest and vicar general in the Diocese of Trier, worked as a school priest at the Alfred Delp School in Hargesheim
- Stefan Vinke (* 1966), opera singer, lives in Hargesheim
- State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
- State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality. Status: January 2018 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 16 (PDF; 2.2 MB).
- State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
- The Regional Returning Officer RLP: City Council Election 2019 Hargesheim. Retrieved September 15, 2019 .
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Municipal elections 2014, city and municipal council elections
- The Regional Returning Officer RLP: direct elections 2019. see Rüdesheim, Verbandsgemeinde, eleventh line of results. Retrieved September 15, 2019 .