Enkenbach-Alsenborn

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Enkenbach-Alsenborn
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Coat of arms of Enkenbach-Alsenborn
Coat of arms
Enkenbach-Alsenborn  is located in Germany
Enkenbach-Alsenborn
Enkenbach-Alsenborn
Coordinates: 49°29′26″N 7°54′09″E / 49.49056°N 7.90250°E / 49.49056; 7.90250Coordinates: 49°29′26″N 7°54′09″E / 49.49056°N 7.90250°E / 49.49056; 7.90250
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Kaiserslautern
Municipal assoc. Enkenbach-Alsenborn
Government
 • Mayor Jürgen Wenzel (CDU)
Area
 • Total 30 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation 289 m (948 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,959
 • Density 230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 67677
Dialling codes 06303
Vehicle registration KL
Website www.enkenbach-alsenborn.de

Enkenbach-Alsenborn is a municipality in the district of Kaiserslautern, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is situated on the northern edge of the Palatinate forest, approx. 10 km north-east of Kaiserslautern. Enkenbach-Alsenborn is also the seat of the Verbandsgemeinde ("collective municipality"), also named Enkenbach-Alsenborn.

Geography[edit]

The municipality consists of the local villages of Enkenbach and Alsenborn. Before officially combining on 7 June 1969, the two villages worked very closely throughout their history to include a common coat of arms until 1795, a common mayor until 1825 and a common forest area until 1832.

Neighbouring municipalities are - in a clockwise direction - Neuhemsbach, Sippersfeld, Kerzenheim, Ramsen (Pfalz), Wattenheim, Fischbach (Kaiserslautern district), Kaiserslautern and Mehlingen.

History[edit]

Findings from the young stone age and mounds from the Iron Age indicate that the area was already populated in early-historical time.[citation needed]

Expansion[edit]

With favorable traffic levels and the connection to the railway in the year 1871 with the opening of Enkenbach station on the Alsenz Valley Railway, as well as the establishment of industry in the Kaiserslautern area, led to the total population of the municipality increasing despite strong emigration out of present-day Germany. Due to this population increase, Enkenbach-Alsenborn evolved from a farming community to the municipality it is today.

Population[edit]

  • 1800: 1,095
  • 1900: 3,326
  • 1975: 6,900
  • 1996: 7,323

Sons and daughters of the community[edit]

  • Wilhelm Mayerr (1874-1923), politician (CENTER, BVP)
  • Wilhelm Müller (1890-1957), politician (KPD)

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