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Coat of arms of the local community Oberhambach
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Coordinates: 49 ° 41 ′  N , 7 ° 10 ′  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Birch field
Association municipality : Birch field
Height : 412 m above sea level NHN
Area : 5.11 km 2
Residents: 257 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 50 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 55765
Area code : 06782
License plate : BIR
Community key : 07 1 34 063
Association administration address: Schneewiesenstrasse 21
55765 Birkenfeld
Website : www.vg-birkenfeld.de
Local Mayor : Dieter Lorenz
Location of the local community of Oberhambach in the Birkenfeld district
Horbruch Krummenau (Hunsrück) Weitersbach Gösenroth Schwerbach Oberkirn Hausen (Hunsrück) Rhaunen Stipshausen Hottenbach Hellertshausen Schauren Asbach Sulzbach (Hunsrück) Bollenbach Bundenbach Baumholder Frauenberg Reichenbach Heimbach Ruschberg Berglangenbach Fohren-Linden Berschweiler bei Baumholder Mettweiler Eckersweiler Rohrbach Rückweiler Hahnweiler Leitzweiler Sien Sienhachenbach Schmidthachenbach Oberreidenbach Mittelreidenbach Dickesbach Fischbach Bergen Berschweiler bei Kirn Hintertiefenbach Gerach Niederwörresbach Niederhosenbach Griebelschied Sonnschied Wickenrodt Herrstein Oberwörresbach Veitsrodt Herborn Mörschied Breitenthal Oberhosenbach Weiden Vollmersbach Kempfeld Kirschweiler Bruchweiler Allenbach Wirschweiler Langweiler (bei Idar-Oberstein) Idar-Oberstein Sensweiler Hettenrodt Mackenrodt Siesbach Leisel Schwollen Hattgenstein Oberhambach Rinzenberg Börfink Buhlenberg Abentheuer Brücken (bei Birkenfeld) Achtelsbach Meckenbach Ellweiler Dambach Gimbweiler Hoppstädten-Weiersbach Dienstweiler Nohen Birkenfeld (Nahe) Ellenberg Gollenberg Rimsberg Schmißberg Elchweiler Niederhambach Niederbrombach Kronweiler Sonnenberg-Winnenberg Oberbrombach Rötsweiler-Nockenthal Wilzenberg-Hußweiler Saarland Landkreis Trier-Saarburg Landkreis Bernkastel-Wittlich Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis Landkreis Bad Kreuznach Landkreis Kuselmap
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The Sauerbrunnen

Oberhambach is a municipality in the Birkenfeld district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Birkenfeld community .


The place is on the Hambach in the Hunsrück . 57.5 percent of the district area is forested.

The Sauerbrunnen is located just outside the village in a westerly direction, a healing spring that has been known for centuries. The spring and its drinking water are popular destinations, especially because of the high mineral content, which gives the water a very special taste.

Oberhambach is a national park community in the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park .


Today's municipality of Oberhambach, then just called Hambach, belonged to the Hinteren Grafschaft Sponheim until the end of the 18th century . The place gave its name to an administrative and judicial district called " care " and subordinated to the Birkenfeld Oberamt . The villages of Hattgenstein and Schwollen also belonged to the care Hambach . In 1607, 24 families lived in the village, in 1699 there were only 6 and in 1772 there were 38. In 1790 there were 142 inhabitants.

In 1794 the left bank of the Rhine was taken by French revolutionary troops. From 1798 to 1814 Hambach belonged to the canton of Birkenfeld in the Saardepartement . As a result of the agreements made at the Congress of Vienna (1815), the region became part of the Oldenburg Principality of Birkenfeld in 1817 . The community was assigned to the mayor's office Leisel in the Birkenfeld office. From 1918 onwards Hambach belonged to the Oldenburg "Landesteil Birkenfeld" and in 1937 it came to the Prussian district of Birkenfeld . The name change in Oberhambach took place in 1933, when the new community Niederhambach was formed from the neighboring communities of Böschweiler, Burbach and Heupweiler . Oberhambach has been part of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate since 1946 .

Population development

The development of the population of Oberhambach, the values ​​up to 1987 are based on censuses:

year Residents
1939 139
1950 126
1961 136
1970 172
year Residents
1987 207
1997 264
2005 268
2019 257


Municipal council

The council in Oberhambach 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. In 2009–2014 there were eight council members on the municipal council.

coat of arms

Coat of arms of Oberhambach
Blazon : "Under a red-silver shield head in blue a golden rectangle, inside two red-robed figures representing Aesculapia and Mercury ."
Justification for the coat of arms: The shield head refers to the former affiliation to the Hinteren Grafschaft Sponheim . The main field shows a simplified illustration of the Roman eight-god stone found near the Hambach Sauerbrunnen, which is now kept in the Birkenfeld local history museum; Aeskulap in particular should refer to the medicinal springs of the Hambach Sauerbrunnen, which have been known for many centuries.

See also

Web links

Commons : Oberhambach  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. a b State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, municipalities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. a b State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  3. ^ Wilhelm Fabricius : Explanations of the Historical Atlas of the Rhine Province, The map of 1789 (2nd volume), Bonn 1898. P. 443, 455
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  5. H. Baldes, G. Behrens: Catalogs of West and South German antiquity collections. III. Birch field. P. 78/79.