Quirnbach / Palatinate
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|Association municipality :||Upper Glantal|
|Height :||242 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||6.11 km 2|
|Residents:||478 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||78 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||66909|
|Area code :||06383|
|License plate :||KUS|
|Community key :||07 3 36 501|
|Community structure:||2 districts|
|Association administration address:||Rathausstrasse 8
|Mayoress :||Stefanie Körbel|
|Location of the local community Quirnbach / Pfalz in the district of Kusel|
Quirnbach / Pfalz is a municipality in the Kusel district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the community of Upper Glantal . The Liebsthal district belongs to the municipality in the West Palatinate .
There is evidence that markets have been held in Quirnbach since 1444 . The most famous market and also the only one that is still held today is the Quirnbacher Horse Market.
Quirnbach was first mentioned in 1152 as Querenbach , Liebsthal was first mentioned in 1349 as Lybestatt . Initially belonging to the County of Veldenz , Quirnbach came to Pfalz-Zweibrücken in 1444 . In the same year, the Quirnbacher markets were mentioned for the first time. A horse-only market has been held since 1877.
From 1890 to 1901, Emil Müller (1864–1918), who was very interested in history, was the evangelical pastor . In 1896 he wrote the book “From the history of the village of Quirnbach” and in 1901 was transferred to Sausenheim near Grünstadt . Here he published the “Leininger Geschichtsblätter” from 1902 to 1915 , and in 1903 he founded the still existing Grünstadt Antiquities Association .
On March 9, 1975 the community Quirnbach bei Kusel was formed from the dissolved communities Liebsthal and Quirnbach bei Kusel and renamed Quirnbach / Pfalz on May 1, 1976.
The council in Quirnbach 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. Until 2014, the municipality council had twelve council members.
Stefanie Körbel became mayor of Quirnbach on December 11, 2014. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, she was confirmed in her office for another five years with 81.92% of the votes.
Körbel's predecessors were Hans Harth (term 2004–2014) and Hugo Nicolai (1985–2004).
Economy and Infrastructure
Quirnbach is known nationwide for the horse market that takes place every year on the second Wednesday in November. It is regularly visited by 19,000 to 30,000 people.
- Internet presence of the local community Quirnbach / Pfalz
- Local community Quirnbach on the website of the Verbandsgemeinde Oberes Glantal
- Literature about Quirnbach / Pfalz in the Rhineland-Palatinate state bibliography
- State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
- Cellar invoice of the Oberamt Lichtenberg 1444
- Entry on Emil Müller in the Rhineland-Palatinate personal database
- Official municipality directory (= State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate [Hrsg.]: Statistical volumes . Volume 407 ). Bad Ems February 2016, p. 176 (PDF; 2.8 MB; for renaming see p. 187).
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
- From the district: Village walk photo in Pfeffelbach will be made tomorrow. Election of Stefanie Körbel as local mayor. Die Rheinpfalz, December 6, 2014, accessed on May 8, 2020 .
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Oberes Glantal, Verbandsgemeinde, last line of results. Retrieved May 8, 2020 .
- Honoring longstanding council members. Quirnbach parish, April 21, 2014, accessed on May 8, 2020 .
- Farewell to former council members. Quirnbach parish, October 8, 2009, accessed on May 8, 2020 .