|coat of arms||Germany map|
|Circle :||Stone castle|
|Office :||Itzehoe country|
|Height :||3 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||6.24 km 2|
|Residents:||741 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||119 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||25551|
|Area code :||04826|
|License plate :||IZ|
|Community key :||01 0 61 065|
|Office administration address:||Margarete-Steiff-Weg 3
|Mayor :||Silke Grüttner|
|Location of the community of Lohbarbek in the Steinburg district|
Geography and traffic
Lohbarbek extends south from Hohenlockstedt to the Stör . The settlement in the northern area of the municipality goes over seamlessly to Hohenlockstedt. The federal highway 206 runs through the area of the municipality.
In 1525 the village was first mentioned as Loobarbeke . Originally, together with Mühlenbarbek , it formed the common village of Berbeke . The name refers to a "stream that flows through a swampy valley or a grove " where "boars or bears are". Grenzbach between Mühlen- and Lohbarbek is in parts of the Ihlenbek , which could be the originally eponymous Berbeke . Count zu Rantzau zu Breitenburg bought the village from the Danish king around 1600. Until 1870 the community belonged to the lordship of Breitenburg .
coat of arms
Blazon : "In silver a lowered, oblique left blue wave bar, accompanied above by a frontal, harnessed red ox head, below by a red oak branch consisting of a leaf and two acorns."
Following the interpretation of the name, the community added an oak branch to represent the grove and a blue wavy bar for the stream in its coat of arms. Two of the three heraldic figures refer to the place name "talking". As a farming village, Lohbarbek was characterized by agriculture , in particular livestock farming, which has remained significant to this day. The ox head in the coat of arms represents both the past and the present economic basis of the community.
- North Statistics Office - Population of the municipalities in Schleswig-Holstein 4th quarter 2019 (XLSX file) (update based on the 2011 census) ( help on this ).
- Wolfgang Laur : Historisches von Schleswig-Holstein , 2nd edition, p. 467.
- Schleswig-Holstein's municipal coat of arms