Helferskirchen

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Helferskirchen
Coat of arms of Helferskirchen
Coat of arms
Location of Helferskirchen within Westerwaldkreis district
Helferskirchen im Westerwaldkreis.png
Helferskirchen is located in Germany
Helferskirchen
Helferskirchen
Helferskirchen is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Helferskirchen
Helferskirchen
Coordinates: 50°30′47″N 7°48′56″E / 50.51306°N 7.81556°E / 50.51306; 7.81556Coordinates: 50°30′47″N 7°48′56″E / 50.51306°N 7.81556°E / 50.51306; 7.81556
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictWesterwaldkreis
Municipal assoc.Wirges
Government
 • MayorKlaus Hardy
Area
 • Total5.00 km2 (1.93 sq mi)
Elevation
330 m (1,080 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[2]
 • Total1,195
 • Density240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
56244
Dialling codes02626
Vehicle registrationWW
Websitewww.helferskirchen.de

Helferskirchen is an Ortsgemeinde – a community belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde – in the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

The village lies between the Kannenbäckerland and the Westerwald Lake District (Westerwälder Seenplatte). Since 1971 it has belonged to what was then the newly founded Verbandsgemeinde of Wirges, a kind of collective municipality.

History[edit]

In 1277, Helferskirchen had its first documentary mention under the name Langesain in connection with Niedersayn, Karnhöfen, Kuhnhöfen and Blaumhöfen.

Politics[edit]

Community council[edit]

The council is made up of 17 council members, including the extraofficial mayor (Bürgermeister), who were elected in a majority vote in a municipal election on 7 June 2009.

Coat of arms[edit]

The community’s arms take the shape of a late Gothic rounded shield with a horizontal upper edge and sides meeting it at right angles. Its basic tincture is silver. In red, the Trier cross can be seen, and in black is a stylized representation of the church after its expansion in 1769, which is how it still looks today. The layout and tower, which have been preserved from the early 13th century, characterize the church as an old fortress church in the village’s core.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

East of the community runs Bundesstraße 255, linking Montabaur and Rennerod, as well as Bundesstraße 8. The nearest Autobahn interchange is Mogendorf on the A 3 (CologneFrankfurt), some 7 km away. The nearest InterCityExpress stop is the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2017 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2018.

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