Weyarn

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Weyarn
Coat of arms of Weyarn
Coat of arms
Weyarn   is located in Germany
Weyarn
Weyarn
Coordinates: 47°52′N 11°48′E / 47.867°N 11.800°E / 47.867; 11.800Coordinates: 47°52′N 11°48′E / 47.867°N 11.800°E / 47.867; 11.800
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Miesbach
Government
 • Mayor Michael Pelzer
Area
 • Total 46.68 km2 (18.02 sq mi)
Elevation 671 m (2,201 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,494
 • Density 75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 83629
Dialling codes 08020
Vehicle registration MB
Website www.weyarn.de

Weyarn is a municipality in the district of Miesbach in Bavaria in Germany.

It dates back to a monastery that was founded by Siboto II, count of Falkenstein in 1133. It is located 38 km southeast of Munich and can be easily reached on highway A8 running from Munich to Salzburg.[2]

They have worked towards retaining their original identity through a project of Village Renewal since the 1990s. Currently, they have been adjudged to be very successful in this regard, and are now known for their established approach to rural development which has become an example in rural development studies in Germany and Europe.[citation needed] Their approach to rural development has become a subject of analyses in an academic research Journal publications, in and outside Germany. Many farming villages in the surrounding area are part of the municipality.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). June 2016. 
  2. ^ Chigbu, U.E. (2012). Village Renewal as an Instrument of Rural Development: Evidence from Weyarn, Germany. Community Development, Vol. 43 (2), pp. 209-224. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15575330.2011.575231#preview