|coat of arms||Germany map|
|State :||Lower Saxony|
|Joint municipality :||Elm aces|
|Height :||106 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||8.35 km 2|
|Residents:||437 (Dec 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||52 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||38325|
|Area code :||05336|
|License plate :||WF|
|Community key :||03 1 58 025|
|Association administration address:||Markt 3
|Mayor :||Karl-Heinz Müller ( CDU )|
|Location of the municipality of Roklum in the Wolfenbüttel district|
Roklum is located in the southeast of the district on the northern edge of the Große Bruch , which delimits the community along the Schiffgraben to the south in the direction of the Großer Fallstein . Several trenches, in particular the Triftgraben and Northern Edge Trench, run in the southern transition zone to the break. The Winnigstedter Tiefenbach flows through the north of the municipality and flows into the Großer Bruch, so that Roklum is east of the Großer Fallstein in the catchment area of the Bode and the Elbe .
History and etymology
The community was first mentioned in 1159 as Rokele . This shape remained with slight modifications until 1542, when the place is mentioned as Rockel . The addition -um only appeared from the 18th century ( Rocklum 1754), with preliminary stages in the 17th century ( Rockelm , 1630). There are two approaches to the interpretation of the defining word: One starts with an old Germanic root * hrauk-, which means something like 'conical heap' and in combination with the diminutive -el means 'small hill'. An alternative is based on a combination of hrok for 'rook' and -loh for 'forest'.
On August 1, 1941, as part of the reorganization of the Salzgitter area, Roklum was separated from the district of Wernigerode (Province of Saxony) together with Hornburg and Isingerode (both now districts of the municipality of Schladen-Werla ) and incorporated into the district of Wolfenbüttel .
In 2015, a merger between Roklum and the neighboring municipality of Winnigstedt failed because the residents of both villages and both municipal councils could not agree on a common name. The names Winnigstedt-Roklum , Tiefenbach (Elm-Asse) , Großes Bruch and Mattierzoll were up for debate .
In the more recent past, Roklum has shown a demographic downward trend since the mid-1990s, with the population shrinking by around a quarter between 1991 and 2010. However, the trend has been slowing since the late 2000s.
The data come from the information provided by the Lower Saxony State Statistical Office. They refer to December 31st of each year.
The local council from Roklum consists of 7 councilors
- SPD 3 seats (Donja Grund, René Rabanus, Dagmar Scherber)
- CDU 4 seats (Andreas Lüttge, Horst Hake, Harry Wäterling, Karl-Heinz Müller)
(Status: 2016 local elections)
Mayor is Karl-Heinz Müller (CDU).
coat of arms
The coat of arms was awarded on May 23, 1939 by the President of the Province of Saxony.
Blazon : "In silver, a growing Harz carter with black trousers, a blue, silver-embroidered shirt and a black, embroidered cap, holding a whip to the left in his hands."
Economy and Infrastructure
From 1828 to 1835 the writer and theologian Heinrich Andreas Pröhle (1797–1875) was pastor in Roklum.
- State Office for Statistics Lower Saxony, LSN-Online regional database, Table 12411: Update of the population, as of December 31, 2019 ( help ).
- Kirstin Casemir: The place names of the district Wolfenbüttel and the city of Salzgitter . 2003, p. 273 f . ( google.de ).
- Report on the failed name finding (PDF)
- Mandate holder of the joint community Elm-Asse ( Memento of the original from August 16, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.