Hohenleimbach

Hohenleimbach is a municipality in the district of Ahrweiler, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Hohenleimbach
Coat of arms of Hohenleimbach
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Location of Hohenleimbach within Ahrweiler district
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Hohenleimbach is located in Germany
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Hohenleimbach is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
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Hohenleimbach
Coordinates: 50°24′41″N 7°3′37″E / 50.41139°N 7.06028°E / 50.41139; 7.06028Coordinates: 50°24′41″N 7°3′37″E / 50.41139°N 7.06028°E / 50.41139; 7.06028
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictAhrweiler
Municipal assoc.Brohltal
Government
 • MayorHerbert Schlich
Area
 • Total10.17 km2 (3.93 sq mi)
Elevation
512 m (1,680 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total360
 • Density35/km2 (92/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
56746
Dialling codes02655
Vehicle registrationAW

HistoryEdit

The village was first mentioned in 1425 as a fief of a Peter von Thys named Leimbach. This original placename was in use until the begin of the 20th century. Since the 18th century the nickname Wüstleimbach showed up. The prefix "Wüst" means "deserted" in the sense of lost or abandoned. Due to the barren fields and the severe poverty of the inhabitants they decided to emigrate mainly to America leaving their farms behind which were abandoned afterwards. The population of the largely abandoned village decreased below 100 in the 17th and 18th centuries. According to a resolution of the local borough council in 1914, the village was allowed, by an imperial decree of 31 January 1916, to rename itself Hohenleimbach, because of the negative image of the nickname Wüstleimbach ("deserted Leimbach"). The small village Lederbach one mile in the north is part of the municipality. Centuries ago there was another little village named Rembach and situated in the south of Hohenleimbach at the mouth of the Lederbach ("Leatherbrook") running into the Nette rivulet, consisting of only four farms. First mentioned in 1337 it had to be already abandoned in the 17th century due to poverty.

InhabitantsEdit

Number of inhabitants (31. December):

  • 1815 – 152
  • 1835 – 188
  • 1871 – 159
  • 1905 – 231
  • 1939 – 260
  • 1950 – 264
  • 1961 – 284
  • 1965 – 321
  • 1970 – 302
  • 1975 – 301
  • 1980 – 286
  • 1985 – 253
  • 1987 – 277
  • 1990 – 292
  • 1995 – 335
  • 2000 – 359
  • 2005 – 371
Source: Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2019, Kreise, Gemeinden, Verbandsgemeinden". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2020.