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Coat of arms of the local community Kraam
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Coordinates: 50 ° 42 '  N , 7 ° 32'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Association municipality : Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld
Height : 250 m above sea level NHN
Area : 2.73 km 2
Residents: 177 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 65 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 57635
Area code : 02686
License plate : AK
Community key : 07 1 32 064
Community structure: 2 districts
Association administration address: Rathausstrasse 13
57610 Altenkirchen
Website :
Local Mayor : Thomas Bay
Location of the local community Kraam in the district of Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Friesenhagen Harbach (Landkreis Altenkirchen) Niederfischbach Mudersbach Brachbach Kirchen (Sieg) Herdorf Daaden Emmerzhausen Mauden Derschen Nisterberg Friedewald (Westerwald) Weitefeld Niederdreisbach Schutzbach Grünebach Alsdorf (Westerwald) Betzdorf Scheuerfeld Wallmenroth Willroth Krunkel Horhausen (Westerwald) Pleckhausen Güllesheim Obersteinebach Niedersteinebach Bürdenbach Eulenberg (Westerwald) Peterslahr Rott (Westerwald) Burglahr Oberlahr Eichen (Westerwald) Seifen (Westerwald) Seelbach (Westerwald) Flammersfeld Kescheid Reiferscheid Berzhausen Obernau (Westerwald) Walterschen Schürdt Orfgen Ziegenhain (Westerwald) Giershausen Katzwinkel (Sieg) Birken-Honigsessen Wissen (Stadt) Hövels Mittelhof Nauroth Elkenroth Rosenheim (Landkreis Altenkirchen) Kausen Dickendorf Malberg (Westerwald) Steinebach/Sieg Fensdorf Gebhardshain Elben (Westerwald) Steineroth Molzhain Selbach (Sieg) Forst (bei Wissen, Sieg) Bitzen Etzbach Roth (Landkreis Altenkirchen) Bruchertseifen Fürthen Hamm (Sieg) Seelbach bei Hamm (Sieg) Breitscheidt Pracht Birkenbeul Niederirsen Kircheib Hirz-Maulsbach Fiersbach Mehren (Westerwald) Rettersen Ersfeld Hasselbach (Westerwald) Forstmehren Kraam Werkhausen Oberirsen Weyerbusch Hemmelzen Neitersen Birnbach Ölsen Schöneberg (Westerwald) Stürzelbach Fluterschen Oberwambach Berod bei Hachenburg Gieleroth Almersbach Altenkirchen (Westerwald) Michelbach (Westerwald) Ingelbach Sörth Mammelzen Eichelhardt Idelberg Isert Helmeroth Racksen Volkerzen Hilgenroth Obererbach (Westerwald) Bachenberg Busenhausen Heupelzen Wölmersen Kettenhausen Helmenzen Nordrhein-Westfalen Landkreis Neuwied Westerwaldkreis Landkreis Neuwiedmap
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The 400 year old village oak in the center of Kraam

Kraam , official spelling until December 6, 1935: Craam, is a municipality in the district of Altenkirchen (Westerwald) in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the community of Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld .


Kraam extends in the valley of the Kraamer Bach along the district road 19. It is located west of Altenkirchen , about one kilometer northeast of Mehren , and consists of the two districts of Heuberg and Kraam . Heuberg to the east is on Landesstrasse 276.


Kraam's first known written mention was in the reverse of a deed from 1411, in which the Cologne subjects are listed in the County of Sayn , which the Archbishop of Cologne had pledged to Count Gerhard von Sayn for 700 Rhenish guilders .

Population development

The development of the population of the municipality of Kraam, the values ​​from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:

year Residents
1815 109
1835 113
1871 181
1905 180
1939 184
1950 208
year Residents
1961 199
1970 179
1987 162
1997 172
2005 171
2019 177


Municipal council

The council in Kraam consists of six council members, who in the local elections on May 26, 2019 in a majority vote were elected, and the honorary mayor as chairman.


Thomas Bay became the local mayor of Kraam in the summer of 2014. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was confirmed in his office for another five years with a share of the vote of 85.19%. Bay is the successor to Günter Kohl, who held the office for ten years.


In the middle of Kraam, right on the village street, there is an oak that is around 400 years old. To the west of the village is the Kraamer Mühle , which ceased operations around 50 years ago.

See also


  • Local community Kraam (Ed.): Kraam. The history of the village of Kraam and Heuberg. Compiled for the 600th anniversary , Kraam 2011.
  • Daniel Schneider: The mill trade in the county of Sayn-Altenkirchen , in: Heimat-Jahrbuch des Kreis Altenkirchen 59 (2016), pp. 219–237.
  • Helmut Vollmer: Wassernot in Heuberg , in: Heimat-Jahrbuch des Kreis Altenkirchen 52 (2009), pp. 265–268.

Web links

Commons : Kraam  - collection of images
The Kraamer Mühle, extension built in 1921

Individual evidence

  1. a b State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, municipalities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. Statistics of the German Reich, Volume 450: Official municipality directory for the German Reich, Part I, Berlin 1939, page 267.
  3. Cf. Dieter Sommerfeld: In 2011 a number of villages can celebrate a 600th anniversary, in: Heimat-Jahrbuch des Kreis Altenkirchen 53 (2010), p. 101.
  4. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local council election 2019 Kraam. Retrieved December 26, 2019 .
  6. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld, Verbandsgemeinde, 34th line of results. Retrieved December 26, 2019 .
  7. Wolfgang Wachow: Former council members and local mayors honored. Bürger Kurier, Rhein-Westerwald-Sieg, November 19, 2014, accessed on December 26, 2019 .
  8. See Daniel Schneider: The mill trade in the County of Sayn-Altenkirchen, pp. 219–233.