Diemelstadt

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Diemelstadt
Coat of arms of Diemelstadt
Coat of arms
Location of Diemelstadt within Waldeck-Frankenberg district
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Diemelstadt is located in Germany
Diemelstadt
Diemelstadt
Diemelstadt is located in Hesse
Diemelstadt
Diemelstadt
Coordinates: 51°27′36″N 08°58′48″E / 51.46000°N 8.98000°E / 51.46000; 8.98000Coordinates: 51°27′36″N 08°58′48″E / 51.46000°N 8.98000°E / 51.46000; 8.98000
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionKassel
DistrictWaldeck-Frankenberg
Subdivisions9 Stadtteile
Government
 • MayorElmar Schröder (Ind.)
Area
 • Total82.58 km2 (31.88 sq mi)
Elevation
304 m (997 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,190
 • Density63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
34474
Dialling codes05694, 05641, 05642, 02992
Vehicle registrationKB
Websitewww.diemelstadt.de

Diemelstadt is a small town in Waldeck-Frankenberg district in Hesse, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Diemelstadt lies in a small "bay" of Hesse that thrusts into, and is surrounded on three sides by, North Rhine-Westphalia. The River Diemel, the town's namesake, does not cross through the municipal area, forming only parts of the town limits, and at the same time parts of the boundary between Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia. One river that does cross through the municipal area, however, is the Orpe, a north-flowing tributary to the Diemel that empties into the larger river at the northern town limits. Diemelstadt lies 12 km north of Bad Arolsen, and 31 km southeast of Paderborn.

Neighbouring communities[edit]

Diemelstadt borders in the north and east on the town of Warburg (Höxter district in North Rhine-Westphalia), in the southeast on the town of Volkmarsen, in the south on the town of Bad Arolsen (both in Waldeck-Frankenberg), and in the west on the town of Marsberg (Hochsauerlandkreis in North Rhine-Westphalia).

Constituent communities[edit]

The town consists of the following centres:

  • Ammenhausen (108 inhabitants)
  • Dehausen (122 inhabitants)
  • Helmighausen (418 inhabitants)
  • Hesperinghausen (524 inhabitants)
  • Neudorf (279 inhabitants)
  • Orpethal (215 inhabitants)
  • Stadt Rhoden (administrative seat) (2178 inhabitants)
  • Wethen (527 inhabitants)
  • Wrexen (state-recognized resort community) (1892 inhabitants)

(population figures as of 2004)

History[edit]

The town of Diemelstadt came into being on 1 November 1970 through the voluntary merger of the town of Rhoden (Stadt Rhoden – The centre is still known as such, although it is no longer an independent town) and the smaller municipality of Wrexen. Later the same year, Ammenhausen, Dehausen, Helmighausen, Neudorf and Wethen also joined, with Hesperinghausen and Orpethal following the next year.

Politics[edit]

Town council[edit]

The town council's 25 seats are apportioned thus, in accordance with municipal elections held on 26 March 2006:

SPD 10 seats
CDU 8 seats
FWG 5 seats
FDP 1 seat
BL-Bürgerliste für Diemelstadt 1 seat

Note: FWG and BL are citizens' coalitions.

Town partnerships[edit]

Diemelstadt maintains partnership links with the following:

Culture and sightseeing[edit]

Music[edit]

  • Gesangverein 1865 Wrexen (singing club)
  • Gesangverein "Concordia" (Rhoden) (singing club)
  • Posaunenchor Rhoden (trombone choir)
  • Posaunenchor Helmighausen (trombone choir)
  • Shanty-Chor Hesperinghausen 1993

Buildings[edit]

  • Rhoden stately home and hereditary princely tomb
  • Gaulskopf settlement (early mediaeval fortification works)
  • Alt-Rhoden church ruins
  • Mediaeval Old Town in Rhoden with half-timbered buildings

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

Note: Bundesstraße = Federal Highway.

Established businesses[edit]

  • Schnitzmeier & Sänger Gbr. – motor vehicle electrics and vehicle technology, in Diemelstadt-Rhoden (Warburger Weg 3)
  • Smurfit Kappa C. D. Haupt Papier- und Pappenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
  • Sprick GmbH Bielefelder Papier- und Wellpappenwerke & Co. (branch plant)
  • Hewe Fensterbau GmbH & Co. KG
  • Jäkel GmbH & Co. KG machine knife factory

Education[edit]

Personalities[edit]

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

  • Wilhelm Dietzel, politician and Hessian State Minister for the Environment, Rural Space and Consumer Protection

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der hessischen Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). September 2018.

External links[edit]