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Coat of arms of the local community Oberwambach
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Coordinates: 50 ° 40 ′  N , 7 ° 39 ′  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Association municipality : Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld
Height : 235 m above sea level NHN
Area : 3.99 km 2
Residents: 416 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 104 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 57614
Area code : 02681
License plate : AK
Community key : 07 1 32 086
Association administration address: Rathausstrasse 13
57610 Altenkirchen
Website : www.vg-altenkirchen.de
Local Mayor : Hans-Joachim Ramseger
Location of the local community Oberwambach 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 church of Oberwambach

Oberwambach is a municipality in the Altenkirchen (Westerwald) district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the community of Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld .

Geographical location

Oberwambach is located in the Westerwald about four kilometers south of Altenkirchen, about two kilometers away from state roads 265 and 267 and federal road 8 . The place borders in the south on the communities Rodenbach bei Puderbach and Oberdreis in the district of Neuwied . Other neighboring communities are Almersbach in the northwest, Gieleroth in the northeast and Stürzelbach in the southwest.


In 1464 Oberwambach was first mentioned in writing as Ouerwanenbach in a contract between the Counts of Sayn and the Counts of Wied . About u. a. In 1565 Offerwanbach and 1576 Oberwainbach the current name developed.

In 1565 the Oberwambach chapel was provided with goods. At that time she is responsible for the villages of Amteroth, Herpteroth, Gieleroth and Oberwambach. The divine service is held by the Almersbach pastor and, after the Reformation, alternately in Reformed and Lutheran form.

A local school is mentioned in 1721. In 1869 23 children died of scarlet fever in Oberwambach . A new church is built in 1870/71, an old forest chapel was demolished in 1847.

The place has been connected to the electricity grid since 1924. At the end of March 1945, shortly before the end of the Second World War , bombing by the Allies destroyed or damaged almost all houses in the town, leaving 22 people dead and many injured.

See also the list of cultural monuments in Oberwambach

Population development

For Oberwambach, 23 fireplaces are counted in 1576 (households, courtyards or houses; on average, probably every five residents), 1606 25 fireplaces, 1671 20 fireplaces, 1682 31 fireplaces, 1781 and 1801 each with 38 fireplaces.

The development of the population of Oberwambach since the Prussian period, the values ​​from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:

year Residents
1815 199
1835 275
1871 326
1905 336
1939 370
1950 391
1961 414
year Residents
1970 442
1987 370
1997 427
2005 417
2011 431
2017 409


Municipal council

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


In the direct election on May 26, 2019, Hans-Joachim Ramseger was confirmed in his office for another five years with a share of the vote of 71.68%.


Most of the forest in the district belongs to forest interests in 35 parts. There are also several smaller commercial and commercial enterprises in the village, and four farms are still active, three of which are part-time jobs.


  • Daniel Schneider: The development of denominations in the county of Sayn in the plan. In: Heimat-Jahrbuch des Kreis Altenkirchen 58. 2015, pp. 74–80.
  • Wolfgang Wambach: Interpretation of the place name of Oberwambach. In: Heimat-Jahrbuch des Kreis Altenkirchen 59. 2016, pp. 247–248.

Web links

Commons : Oberwambach  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. On denominational development cf. Daniel Schneider: The development of denominations in the county of Sayn in the plan, pp. 74-80.
  3. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer for Rhineland-Palatinate: Local council election 2019 Oberwambach. Retrieved December 27, 2019 .
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld, Verbandsgemeinde, 46th result line. Retrieved December 27, 2019 .