Kirchen

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Kirchen
Coat of arms of Kirchen
Coat of arms
Location of Kirchen
Kirchen is located in Germany
Kirchen
Kirchen
Kirchen is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Kirchen
Kirchen
Coordinates: 50°48′31″N 7°53′0″E / 50.80861°N 7.88333°E / 50.80861; 7.88333Coordinates: 50°48′31″N 7°53′0″E / 50.80861°N 7.88333°E / 50.80861; 7.88333
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictAltenkirchen
Municipal assoc.Kirchen (Sieg)
Government
 • MayorWolfgang Müller (CDU)
Area
 • Total39.59 km2 (15.29 sq mi)
Elevation
230 m (750 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total8,567
 • Density220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
57548
Dialling codes02741
Vehicle registrationAK
Websitewww.kirchen-sieg.de

Kirchen is a town and climatic spa in the district of Altenkirchen in the north of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is situated on the river Sieg, approx. 12 km southwest of Siegen. Among its notable features is the Freusburg castle.

Kirchen is the seat of the Verbandsgemeinde (collective municipality) Kirchen.

Personalities[edit]

  • Jürgen Alzen (born 1962), automobile racing driver
  • Uwe Alzen (born 1967), automobile racing driver
  • Georg Bätzing (born 1961), Catholic clergyman, bishop of Limburg
  • Christoph Klein (born 1964), pediatric oncologist and medical director of the Haunersch Children 's Hospital of the Clinic of the University of Munich
  • Heinrich Kraemer (1842-1907), mayor, parliamentary and state parliament deputy
  • Thomas Kraft (born 1988), soccer player
  • Barbara Rudnik (1958-2009), actress

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2017 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2018.

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