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|• Mayor||Markus Reichart (FW)|
|• Total||21.23 km2 (8.20 sq mi)|
|Elevation||668 m (2,192 ft)|
|• Density||170/km2 (440/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Heimenkirch is located in the Allgäu region. It consists of the subdivisions of Aspach, Berg, Biesenberg, Dreiheiligen, Engenberg, Geigersthal, Hofs, Kappen, Mapprechts, Meckatz, Menzen, Mothen, Oberhäuser, Ober- und Unterried, Riedhirsch, Syrgenstein, Wolfertshofen, and Zwiesele.
Before becoming part of Bavaria, Heimenkirch belonged to Austria. At that time it was part of the Austrian authority of Bregenz-Hohenegg. Since the signing of the peace treaties of Brünn and Preßburg in 1805, the town has belonged to Bavaria. During the administrative reforms in Bavaria the contemporary municipality was formed by the "Gemeindeedikt" of 1818.
Heimenkirch had 2,845 residents in 1970, 3,093 in 1987, and 3,586 in 2000.
The mayor of Heimenkirch is Markus Reichart (FW). His deputies are Albert Lau and Angela Fessler.
Seating in the municipal council:
The revenue from the municipal tax added up to 3,345,000 € in 1999, of which the net business tax amounted to 1,761,000 €.
Economy and infrastructure
Economy, agriculture and forestry
According to the official statistics, in 1998 there were seven employees who were subject to social insurance contribution in the sector of agriculture and forestry, 1,456 in the industrial sector and 31 in the sector of trade and transport at place of work. In miscellaneous sectors there were 131 people employed at place of work. At place of domicile there were 1,328 employees altogether. In the industrial sector there were two, in the main construction trade eight businesses. Moreover, there were 80 agricultural businesses in 1999 with a total area of 1,428 ha.
- Hochland AG: cheese dairy
- Meckatzer Löwenbräu: brewery in the district of Meckatz
- Holdenried Reisen: travel business, which is active nationwide, especially for cruises
- Günter Bentele, professor of public relations
- Heimenkirch owes its name to a Germanic sovereign called Heimo.
- Heimenkirch has got a train station, which reopen in 2010.
- In some districts Heimenkirch has the same area code (07566) as Leutkirch, which is 36 km away.
- "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). June 2016.
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