|coat of arms||Germany map|
|County :||Rhine-Palatinate District|
|Association municipality :||Lambsheim-Hessheim|
|Height :||101 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||3.88 km 2|
|Residents:||946 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||244 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||67259|
|Area code :||06239|
|License plate :||RP|
|Community key :||07 3 38 015|
|Association administration address:||Mühltorstrasse 25
|Local Mayor :||Ewald Merkel (FWG)|
|Location of the local community of Kleinniedesheim in the Rhine-Palatinate district|
Kleinniedesheim , also known as Klänidsem in Palatinate or often just Nidsem, is a local community in the Rhein-Pfalz district in Rhineland-Palatinate . With around 950 inhabitants, it is the smallest municipality in the Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis and the only one that has fewer than 1000 inhabitants. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde Lambsheim-Heßheim .
Kleinniedesheim is located in the Vorderpfalz and borders directly on the Rhine-Hessian Worms in the north . Other neighboring communities are Bobenheim-Roxheim in the east, Beindersheim in the south and Großniedesheim in the south-west .
Kleinniedesheim is a Franconian town founded in the 6th / 7th. Century and was mentioned for the first time in 1190 in the fiefdom of Werner II von Bolanden as Uzelnheim . In the 16th century, the name changed from Ützelheim , Vorteilelheim , Nitzelsheim to Nittelheim . Because of the similarity of names and the same history with Nittesheim, both places took the same name with a distinction by the prefixes uppercase and lowercase.
The first population figure is from 1667 with 134 inhabitants. There was a stronger population increase only in the 18th century during the economic heyday under the government of Elector Karl Theodor . New settlers, mainly small farmers, caused a sharp rise in population at the beginning of the 19th century from 242 inhabitants in 1801 to 410 in 1836. The town limits from the exact town plan first drawn up shortly afterwards in 1842 remained largely intact until the Second World War. Likewise, the population hardly increased, in 1939 it was 437. Unlike many of the surrounding villages, Kleinniedesheim remained dominated by agriculture for a long time. Despite the proximity to the cities of Worms and Frankenthal, housing estates for externally employed workers and employees were only created after the Second World War when new building areas were designated in the northeast.
The municipal council in Kleinniedesheim consists of twelve 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:
- FWG = Free Voter Group Kleinniedesheim e. V.
In the election for the local mayor in 2009, Ewald Merkel (FWG) prevailed with 70.7% of the vote. He replaced Norbert Buch. Merkel was re-elected with 68.7% in 2014 and 74.70% in 2019.
coat of arms
|Blazon : "In gold, a green oak branch with two green acorns and a green oak leaf."|
|Justification of the coat of arms: It goes back to the joint court seal of Groß- and Kleinniedesheim from the 15th century and refers with the oak branch to the former local rule of the Lords of Falkenstein .|
The Kleinniedesheimer Schloss (also known as Provost Maudraisches Schloss for reasons of family ties ) was built between 1733 and 1735 by Steffne's secret council from the Electorate of Cologne and sold to Carl Christoph von Gagern by his son. Since then it has had many different owners. Today the southern part of the palace and the courtyard belong to the Westkirch family, whose ancestors come from Amsterdam . The north wing and part of the west wing with the entrance portal are the property of the community, who use it as a community hall. Between 1985 and 1988 the castle was extensively renovated.
- Pavilion in the palace garden
The southern-looking pavilion in the palace garden now serves as a registry office and is a landmark in Kleinniedesheim.
- Protestant Church
The Protestant church was built in 1725/26 and renovated in 1966.
- Parish hall
The old parish hall was built in 1766. Today the municipal administration is housed in the castle.
Sons and daughters of the church
- Hans Christoph Ernst von Gagern (1766–1852), political writer and statesman.
- Johannes Mehring (1815–1878), one of the most important pioneers of modern beekeeping
Personalities associated with the community
- Karl Christoph Gottlieb von Gagern (1743–1825), baron, French officer and high court official in the Duchy of Pfalz-Zweibrücken ; Lord of the castle in Kleinniedesheim
- Official website of the local community of Kleinniedesheim
- Literature about Kleinniedesheim in the Rhineland-Palatinate state bibliography
- State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
- The Regional Officer: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Municipal elections 2014, city and municipal council elections
- The Regional Returning Officer RLP: direct elections 2019. see Lambsheim-Heßheim, Verbandsgemeinde, fifth line of results. Retrieved October 9, 2019 .