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.
|• Mayor||Rüdiger Fuhrmann (CDU)|
|• Total||14.84 km2 (5.73 sq mi)|
|Elevation||170 m (560 ft)|
|• Density||130/km2 (330/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
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.
The municipality of Altenahr comprises the following parishes: Altenahr, Altenburg, Kreuzberg and Reimerzhoven.
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.
Altenahr was first mentioned in 893 in the Prüm Urbar.
On 7 June 1969 the hitherto independent municipality of Kreuzberg, with its 560 inhabitants, was incorporated into Altenahr.
- "Bevölkerungsstand 2019, Kreise, Gemeinden, Verbandsgemeinden". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2020.
- Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz - Regional data
- Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz – Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis 2006 Archived 2011-07-18 at the Wayback Machine, pages 168, 177 (pdf; 2.1 MB)
- Statistisches Bundesamt – number of inhabitants in the municipalities on 31 December 2016.
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