Hallenberg

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Hallenberg
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Hallenberg
Coat of arms
Hallenberg  is located in Germany
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
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Arnsberg
District Hochsauerlandkreis
Government
 • Mayor Michael Kronauge (CDU)
Area
 • Total 65.36 km2 (25.24 sq mi)
Elevation 420 m (1,380 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,541
 • Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 59969
Dialling codes 02984
Vehicle registration HSK
Website Official 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)

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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

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