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Coat of arms of the local community Krunkel
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Coordinates: 50 ° 35 '  N , 7 ° 30'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Association municipality : Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld
Height : 311 m above sea level NHN
Area : 2.81 km 2
Residents: 617 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 220 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 56593
Area code : 02687
License plate : AK
Community key : 07 1 32 065
Community structure: 2 districts
Association administration address: Rathausstrasse 13
57610 Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Website :
Local Mayor : Werner Eul
Location of the local community Krunkel 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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Krunkel is a municipality in the Altenkirchen (Westerwald) district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the community of Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld .


Krunkel is located near the federal motorway 3 and is only a few km away from the Neuwied / Altenkirchen motorway exit .

A rest area on the A3 ( Frankfurt in the direction of Cologne between the Neuwied / Altenkirchen and Neustadt (Wied) junctions ) is named after the Epgert district.

The community consists of the two districts Krunkel and Epgert.

Krunkel, aerial photo (2016)
Epgert, aerial photo (2016)


Research into the mining history of Krunkel has shown that iron ore has been smelted on site since 940 . Krunkel was first mentioned in a document on May 2, 1354 as Cranwinkil . In 1715 the place consisted of ten fire pits .

Until the beginning of the 19th century Krunkel belonged to the office of Herschbach in the Electorate of Trier . Due to the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss Losing the area came in 1803 to the Principality of Nassau-Weilburg , 1806 after its accession to the Confederation of the Rhine to the Duchy of Nassau and 1815 after the Congress of Vienna to the Kingdom of Prussia . Krunkel was 1816 under the newly established Prussian administration mayoralty Flammersfeld in Altenkirchen , Koblenz assigned, and belonged from 1822 to the Rhine province .

On April 1, 1939, the previously independent municipality of Epgert was incorporated into Krunkel.

Population development

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

year Residents
1815 168
1835 226
1871 248
1905 300
1939 331
1950 331
year Residents
1961 366
1970 444
1987 468
1997 603
2005 687
2019 617


Municipal council

The municipal council in Krunkel consists of twelve council members, who were elected in the local elections on May 26, 2019 , and the honorary local mayor as chairman.


Werner Eul became the local mayor of Krunkel in spring 2013. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was confirmed in office for a further five years with a share of the vote of 83.94%. Werner Eul's predecessor, Richard Lysun, had resigned prematurely for health reasons.


The local association is the SG Epgert-Obersteinebach-Krunkel.

Economy and Infrastructure

Krunkel has a larger industrial area in which u. a. there is a rental company for American military vehicles.

Web links

Commons : Krunkel  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, municipalities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. The story of Krunkel. In: Retrieved June 1, 2019 .
  3. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local council election 2019 Krunkel. Retrieved January 4, 2020 .
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld, Verbandsgemeinde, 35th line of results. Retrieved January 4, 2020 .
  6. ^ Rhein-Zeitung: Werner Eul sworn in as local chief. April 2, 2013, accessed January 4, 2020 .