Altenkirchen

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Altenkirchen
Town square
Town square
Coat of arms of Altenkirchen
Coat of arms
Altenkirchen   is located in Germany
Altenkirchen
Altenkirchen
Coordinates: 50°41′14″N 07°38′44″E / 50.68722°N 7.64556°E / 50.68722; 7.64556Coordinates: 50°41′14″N 07°38′44″E / 50.68722°N 7.64556°E / 50.68722; 7.64556
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Altenkirchen
Municipal assoc. Altenkirchen
Government
 • Mayor Heinz-Joachim Höfer (SPD)
Area
 • Total 11.00 km2 (4.25 sq mi)
Elevation 230 m (750 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,221
 • Density 570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 57601–57610
Dialling codes 02681
Vehicle registration AK
Website www.vg-altenkirchen.de

Altenkirchen (About this sound  ) is a town in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, capital of the district of Altenkirchen. It is located approximately 40 km east of Bonn and 50 km north of Koblenz. Altenkirchen is the seat of the Verbandsgemeinde ("collective municipality") Altenkirchen.

Population development[edit]

Year Inhabitants
1787 112
1800 450
1830 990
1853 1.497
1861 1.700
1900 2.044
1933 3.333
1939 3.562
1950 4.189
1962 4.618
1984 4.553
1999 6.640
2014 6.162


Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

Ernst Lindemann

Other personalities[edit]

The following figures are not native Altenkirchen people, but have worked or lived in the city:

Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31. Dezember 2015" (PDF). Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016. 
  2. ^ Diarium the Westerwald Gymnasium with reference to Rhein-Zeitung of 5 January 1985 (+ without attribution autobiography 1974 p.134)