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|County :||Altenkirchen (Westerwald)|
|Association municipality :||Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld|
|Height :||290 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||4.15 km 2|
|Residents:||884 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||213 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||57612|
|Area code :||02681|
|License plate :||AK|
|Community key :||07 1 32 047|
|Community structure:||2 districts|
|Association administration address:||Rathausstrasse 13
|Local Mayor :||Klaus Schneider|
|Location of the local community of Helmenzen in the district of Altenkirchen (Westerwald)|
Helmenzen is a municipality in the Altenkirchen (Westerwald) district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the community of Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld and is divided into the districts of Helmenzen and Oberölfen .
Helmenzen is on the federal highway 8 between Altenkirchen and Weyerbusch . The Oberölfen district is in the west. The city of Altenkirchen borders the municipality of Helmenzen in the east and south, the city center of Altenkirchen is about 1.5 km away. Other neighboring communities are Kettenhausen , Neitersen , Hemmelzen , Birnbach and Wölmersen .
Helmenzen was first mentioned in a document in 1459, and Oberölfen as early as 1427.
Both localities originally belonged together to the County of Sayn . After their division in the 17th century, Helmenzen belonged to the County of Sayn-Altenkirchen , Oberölfen to the County of Sayn-Hachenburg . Within the county of Sayn-Altenkirchen, Helmenzen belonged to the parish of Altenkirchen, which also represented a secular administrative unit and exercised lower jurisdiction . In 1765 the municipality of Helmenzen refused to deliver wood for the running dishes of the mill in Altenkirchen , the contribution of the municipality to the maintenance of the town mill was settled through a settlement. In 1787 19 households were counted in Helmenzen. Oberölfen, on the other hand, belonged to the parish of Birnbach .
The county of Sayn-Altenkirchen, including the village of Helmenzen, came to Prussia by inheritance in 1791 , but in 1803 it was awarded to the Principality of Nassau-Usingen in the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss . The county of Sayn-Hachenburg, including the village of Oberölfen, came to the Principality of Nassau-Weilburg in 1799 as a result of an inheritance . Both Nassau principalities were united in 1806 in connection with the formation of the Napoleonic Rhine Confederation to form the Duchy of Nassau . 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, Helmenzen belonged to the mayor's office of Altenkirchen and Oberölfen to the mayor's office of Weyerbusch in the newly formed district of the same name in the administrative district of Koblenz , which belonged to the Rhine province from 1822 on . The two mayor's offices were renamed in 1927, like all mayor's offices in the Rhine Province.
On April 1, 1939, the previously independent municipality of Oberölfen was incorporated into Helmenzen and at the same time separated from the administrative district of the Weyerbusch office.
- Population development
The development of the population of Helmenzen in relation to today's municipality; the values from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:
The council in Helmenzen consists of twelve council members, who in the local elections on May 26, 2019 in a majority vote were elected, and the honorary mayor as chairman. In the local elections in 2009, a personalized proportional representation took place in which three groups of voters ran .
Klaus Schneider became local mayor of Helmenzen in August 2014. Elected for the first time in the direct election on May 25, 2014, he was confirmed in his office for another five years on May 26, 2019 with 92.91% of the votes. Klaus Schneider's predecessor was Heinz Walter Henn, who held the office for ten years.
- The museum barn is a local history museum of the Working Group for Local History & Customs Care eV
- Daniel Schneider: The mill trade in the county of Sayn-Altenkirchen , in: Heimat-Jahrbuch des Kreis Altenkirchen 59 (2016), pp. 219–237.
- Website of the local church Helmenzen
- Local community Helmenzen on the website of the Altenkirchen community
- State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, municipalities, association communities ( help on this ).
- See Daniel Schneider: The mill trade in the county of Sayn-Altenkirchen, p. 224.
- State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local council election 2019 Helmenzen. Retrieved December 25, 2019 .
- Bürger-Kurier: Constituent meeting of the Helmenzen local council 2014. August 26, 2014, accessed on December 25, 2019 .
- The Regional Officer of Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld, Verbandsgemeinde, 21st line of results. Retrieved December 25, 2019 .
- Wolfgang Wachow: Former council members and local mayors honored. Bürger Kurier, Rhein-Westerwald-Sieg, November 19, 2014, accessed on December 26, 2019 .