Hallenberg

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Hallenberg
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Hallenberg
Coat of arms
Location of Hallenberg within Hochsauerlandkreis district
HesseSiegen-WittgensteinHöxter (district)Olpe (district)Paderborn (district)Soest (district)Märkischer KreisOlsbergMeschedeWinterbergMarsbergBestwigEsloheSundernHallenbergMedebachBrilonSchmallenbergArnsbergNorth Rhine-WestphaliaHallenberg in HSK.svg
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Hallenberg is located in Germany
Hallenberg
Hallenberg
Hallenberg is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Hallenberg
Hallenberg
Coordinates: 51°06′42″N 08°37′23″E / 51.11167°N 8.62306°E / 51.11167; 8.62306Coordinates: 51°06′42″N 08°37′23″E / 51.11167°N 8.62306°E / 51.11167; 8.62306
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionArnsberg
DistrictHochsauerlandkreis
Subdivisions4
Government
 • MayorMichael Kronauge (CDU)
Area
 • Total65.36 km2 (25.24 sq mi)
Elevation
420 m (1,380 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,485
 • Density69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
59969
Dialling codes02984
Vehicle registrationHSK
WebsiteOfficial website

Hallenberg is a town in the Hochsauerland district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Hallenberg is situated approximately 15 km southeast of Winterberg and 35 km north of Marburg.

Neighbouring Places[edit]

Division of the town[edit]

Hallenberg consists of 4 districts: the town proper and 3 villages:

  • Hallenberg (2,660 inhabitants, 34.72 km²)
  • Braunshausen (350 inhabitants, 9.08 km²)
  • Hesborn (1,060 inhabitants, 14,18 km²)
  • Liesen (780 inhabitants, 7,38 km²)

Personalities[edit]

Currency[edit]

From 1917 until the 1920s Hallenberg, like many German towns, produced its own currency, known as Notgeld. During the First World War this was because the value of the official coinage exceeded its face value, so coins were hoarded or sold for their metal, and then from about 1923 the rate of hyperinflation meant that the central bank could not print and distribute the ever-higher banknote values quickly enough, so this was done locally.

50Pfg and 1Mark Notgeld issued by Hallenberg in 1921

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2017" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 2018-09-21.

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