Altenahr

Altenahr is a municipality in the district of Ahrweiler, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is the administrative centre for the eponymous collective municipality, to which it belongs. Altenahr is a state-recognised tourist resort and is ranked as a Grundzentrum for state planning purposes.[2]

Altenahr
Coat of arms of Altenahr
Coat of arms
Location of Altenahr within Ahrweiler district
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Altenahr is located in Germany
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Altenahr is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
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Coordinates: 50°31′03″N 06°59′19″E / 50.51750°N 6.98861°E / 50.51750; 6.98861Coordinates: 50°31′03″N 06°59′19″E / 50.51750°N 6.98861°E / 50.51750; 6.98861
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictAhrweiler
Municipal assoc.Altenahr
Subdivisions4
Government
 • MayorRüdiger Fuhrmann (CDU)
Area
 • Total14.84 km2 (5.73 sq mi)
Elevation
170 m (560 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,877
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
53502–53505
Dialling codes02643
Vehicle registrationAW
Websitewww.altenahr.de
Altenahr, aerial photograph, 2015

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

Altenahr is situated on the river Ahr, on the northeastern edge of the Ahr Hills. part of the Eifel mountains, approximately 10 kilometres west of Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler and about 35 kilometres southwest of Bonn.

Administrative organisationEdit

The municipality of Altenahr comprises the following parishes: Altenahr, Altenburg, Kreuzberg and Reimerzhoven.

Neighbouring municipalitiesEdit

Altenahr borders on the following neighbouring municipalities, listed clockwise from the north: Kalenborn, Grafschaft, Mayschoß, Ahrbrück, Lind and Berg.

ClimateEdit

The annual precipitation is 668 mm which is in the middle third of readings collected for Germany as a whole. 34 % of weather stations of the German Meteorological Service record lower values. The driest month is February, the greatest amount of rain falls in July; 1.6 times that of February. However, in general the level of precipitation varies little and is evenly distributed over the year. Only 13 % of weather stations record lower seasonal variations.

HistoryEdit

 
Photograph of Altenahr in about 1900.

Altenahr was first mentioned in 893 in the Prüm Urbar.

IncorporationsEdit

On 7 June 1969 the hitherto independent municipality of Kreuzberg, with its 560 inhabitants, was incorporated into Altenahr.[3]

Population growthEdit

The growth in Altenahr's population related to the present-day municipal area; the values from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:[2][4]

Year Population
1815 893
1835 1,066
1871 1,140
1905 1,305
1939 1,737
1950 1,915
Year Population
1961 2,032
1970 2,101
1987 1,758
1997 1,774
2005 1,668
2016 1,869

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2019, Kreise, Gemeinden, Verbandsgemeinden". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2020.
  2. ^ a b Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz - Regional data
  3. ^ Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz – Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis 2006 Archived 2011-07-18 at the Wayback Machine, pages 168, 177 (pdf; 2.1 MB)
  4. ^ Statistisches Bundesamt – number of inhabitants in the municipalities on 31 December 2016.