Ziegenhain (Westerwald)

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Ziegenhain (Westerwald)
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Coordinates: 50 ° 41 ′  N , 7 ° 32 ′  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Association municipality : Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld
Height : 300 m above sea level NHN
Area : 0.71 km 2
Residents: 150 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 211 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 57632
Area code : 02685
License plate : AK
Community key : 07 1 32 119
Community structure: 2 districts
Association administration address: Rathausstrasse 13
57610 Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Website : www.vg-altenkirchen-flammersfeld.de
Local Mayor : Elmar Chylka
Location of the local community Ziegenhain 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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Ziegenhain is a municipality in the west of the Altenkirchen district (Westerwald) in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the community of Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld .


With its 0.71 km², Ziegenhain is one of the smallest municipalities in Germany in terms of area. It is located on a plateau and offers a beautiful view of the Westerwald to the south and east . In the northwest there is an extensive forest area.

The district of Ziegenhahn also belongs to the local community of Ziegenhain. Ziegenhahn originally belonged to the Orfgen municipality .


Ziegenhain was first mentioned in writing in 1556 and the place Ziegenhahn was first mentioned a year later.

Ziegenhain belonged to the county of Sayn-Altenkirchen and the parish of Mehren until 1806 . The county of Sayn-Altenkirchen came to Prussia by inheritance in 1791 and was awarded to the Principality of Nassau-Usingen in 1803 in the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss . In 1806 the two Nassau princes joined the Napoleonic Rhine Confederation , so that from 1806 the region belonged to the Duchy of Nassau . A participant in the Congress of Vienna made (1815) agreements, the territory of the former saynischen counties was to the Kingdom of Prussia ceded .

Under the Prussian administration, Ziegenhain was assigned to the Weyerbusch mayor in the newly established Altenkirchen district , which belonged to the Rhine Province from 1822 onwards.

Population development

The development of the population of Ziegenhain in relation to today's municipal area; the values ​​from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:

year Residents
1815 33
1835 63
1871 82
1905 61
1939 56
1950 59
1961 44
year Residents
1970 49
1987 62
1997 144
2005 139
2011 139
2017 151


Ecclesiastically, Ziegenhain belongs to the parish of Mehren with its Protestant church. The majority of the Ziegenhainers are Protestant.


Municipal council

The municipal council in Ziegenhain consists of six council members, who were elected by a majority vote in the local elections on May 26, 2019 , and the honorary local mayor as chairman. Template: future / in 3 years


Elmar Chylka became mayor of Ziegenhain on June 25, 2019. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was elected for five years with 61.47% of the vote. Elmar Chylka's predecessor was Ute Müller, who held the office for 18 years.

Culture and sights

Natural monuments

In the local area there are some mighty oaks that are over a hundred years old.

Regular events

The highlights of the year are the May Festival from April 30th to May 1st with the erection of the maypole and on November 11th the traditional St. Martin's parade for the local children.

The center of social life is the community center in the town center.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality. Status: January 2019 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 13 (PDF; 3 MB).
  3. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate: My village, my city. Retrieved August 20, 2019 .
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections. Retrieved August 20, 2019 .
  5. Information sheet Verbandsgemeinde Altenkirchen: Elmar Chylka is now at the head of the municipality Ziegenhain. Linus Wittich Medien GmbH, edition 28/2019, accessed on December 31, 2019 .
  6. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld, Verbandsgemeinde, 68th result line. Accessed December 31, 2019 .