Heimenkirch

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Heimenkirch
Coat of arms of Heimenkirch
Coat of arms
Heimenkirch   is located in Germany
Heimenkirch
Heimenkirch
Coordinates: 47°37′N 9°55′E / 47.617°N 9.917°E / 47.617; 9.917Coordinates: 47°37′N 9°55′E / 47.617°N 9.917°E / 47.617; 9.917
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Schwaben
District Lindau
Government
 • Mayor Markus Reichart (FW)
Area
 • Total 21.23 km2 (8.20 sq mi)
Elevation 668 m (2,192 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,603
 • Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 88178
Dialling codes 08381
Vehicle registration LI
Website www.heimenkirch.de
Heimenkirch

Heimenkirch is a municipality in the district of Lindau in Bavaria in Germany.

Geography[edit]

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.

History[edit]

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.

Population development[edit]

Heimenkirch had 2,845 residents in 1970, 3,093 in 1987, and 3,586 in 2000.

Politics[edit]

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 €.

Sister city[edit]

Balassagyarmat (hu:Balassagyarmat), Hungary

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Economy, agriculture and forestry[edit]

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.

Resident businesses[edit]

Notable people[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • 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.

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