|Canton :||Schaffhausen (SH)|
|Postal code :||8231|
|former BFS no. :||2934|
|Area :||10.78 km²|
|Residents:||599 (Dec 31, 2015)|
|Population density :||56 inhabitants per km²|
View of the Hemmental
coat of arms
- Diagonally quartered by red and blue, each with a six-pointed gold star.
The oldest coat of arms of the Hemmenthal community is found in 1597. It depicts a beetroot with green leaves on a black shield. There is no coat of arms from the next 200 years. Not until 1814 is a seal found, on which the ploughshare is now shown as a symbol for agriculture. When the coat of arms was cleaned up in 1951, the historical coat of arms was not very well received, as today it is claimed that Hemmenthal did not have a suitable soil for beet. Instead, four stars were chosen, which symbolize the four original courtyards from which Hemmenthal arose.
The two most common family names in Hemmental are Schlatter and Leu.
- Peter Heinzer (1945–2015), graphic artist and painter
On September 17, 1909, 9 houses were destroyed by the Hemmental village fire . 10 families with 51 people became homeless.
The Hemmental explosion occurred in 1967.
Merger with the city of Schaffhausen
On April 27, 2008, the citizens of Hemmental as well as those of the city of Schaffhausen agreed to a merger agreement, which was to merge the two communities into a single community under the name Schaffhausen. In the ballot box in Hemmental, the decision was extremely tight with 187 votes in favor against 184 against with an absolute majority of 186 votes and a participation of 95.7%. In the city of Schaffhausen there was a clear result with 7,444 yes to 3,599 no.
After the cantonal council (cantonal parliament) of the canton of Schaffhausen approved the merger agreement with 69 to 1 on June 2, 2008, the municipality of Hemmental was incorporated into the city of Schaffhausen on January 1, 2009.
Located at the end of a large valley, where the main valley fans out into countless small side valleys, there are innumerable paths in all directions for hikers and mountain bikers.
Hikes on the heights of the Randen .
The numerous associations form an important part of village life.
- Official website of the former municipality of Hemmental
- Ulf Wendler: Hemmental. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland .
- Bruckner-Herbstreit, Berty: The emblems of the state of Schaffhausen and its communities, Reinach-Basel 1951, pp. 215-216