Aerial photograph (2013)
|• Mayor||Ottmar Vöpel|
|• Total||35.23 km2 (13.60 sq mi)|
|Elevation||414 m (1,358 ft)|
|• Density||55/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
More than 70% of the community's area is wooded.
Bromskirchen borders in the north on the town of Hallenberg (Hochsauerlandkreis in North Rhine-Westphalia), in the east on the town of Frankenberg, in the south on the community of Allendorf and the town of Battenberg (all three in Waldeck-Frankenberg), and in the west on the town of Bad Berleburg (Siegen-Wittgenstein in North Rhine-Westphalia).
For centuries, the village's livelihood was based on agriculture on scant land, and the forest.
The council's 15 seats and the executive's 5 are apportioned thus, in accordance with municipal elections held on 26 March 2006:
Eligible voters: 1,528
Voter participation: 52.2%
|Party||Votes||%||Council seats||Executive seats|
The three "parties" represented on council are all "citizens' lists". None of Germany's national parties is represented.
Coat of armsEdit
Bromskirchen's civic coat of arms might heraldically be described thus: Party per pale, dexter in sable a sword Or with hilt per cross pattée Or, sinister in argent a lattice per lozengy sable, thereover a fess Or.
These arms were conferred on 12 November 1982. The sword stands for the local patron saint, Saint Martin of Tours, who is actually depicted in some Hessian civic coats of arms (see Amöneburg and Neustadt (Hesse)). The cross stands for the church, thereby making it a canting element for the —kirchen name ending (which means "church"). The other half of the arms comes from those borne by the Lords of Winter, the local rulers from the 15th to 18th century. The black and silver (or white, or indeed grey, as it appears in this article) were the old County of Battenberg colours.
Bromskirchen maintains partnership links with:
Culture and sightseeingEdit
Bromskirchen's town hall was built between 1619 and 1621. It is a half-timbered house with ornamental carvings.
Economy and infrastructureEdit
Bromskirchen is an economic centre and offers more than 900 jobs in its working trades, the greatest share of which is held by the firm Hoppe AG, a leading manufacturer of door and window fittings.