Wilhelmsdorf, Bavaria

Wilhelmsdorf is a village in the district of Neustadt (Aisch)-Bad Windsheim in Bavaria in Germany.

Wilhelmsdorf
Coat of arms of Wilhelmsdorf
Coat of arms
Location of Wilhelmsdorf within Neustadt a.d.Aisch-Bad Windsheim district
Wilhelmsdorf in NEA.svg
Wilhelmsdorf is located in Germany
Wilhelmsdorf
Wilhelmsdorf
Wilhelmsdorf is located in Bavaria
Wilhelmsdorf
Wilhelmsdorf
Coordinates: 49°34′N 10°43′E / 49.567°N 10.717°E / 49.567; 10.717Coordinates: 49°34′N 10°43′E / 49.567°N 10.717°E / 49.567; 10.717
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionCentral Franconia
DistrictNeustadt a.d.Aisch-Bad Windsheim
Municipal assoc.Hagenbüchach-Wilhelmsdorf
Subdivisions6 districts
Government
 • Erster BürgermeisterWerner Friedrich (CSU)
Area
 • Total7.69 km2 (2.97 sq mi)
Elevation
348 m (1,142 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,517
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
91489
Dialling codes09104
Vehicle registrationNEA
Websitewww.wilhelmsdorf.de

Wilhelmsdorf was established by Huguenots. The village was named after the sovereign ruler George William, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, who refuged them. The Huguenot tradition is still a part of the village history. Sermons in the local Lutheran church were held in French until around 1900.

In the 19th century Wilhelmsdorf was well known for their stocking-weavers. In 1903 the first compass factory was established. In the 20th century several competing compass factories were located at Wilhelmsdorf. Now Wilhelmsdorf has a compass museum.

Wilhelmsdorf should not be mistaken for Wilhermsdorf, a village 15 km away.


BoroughsEdit

  • Wilhelmsdorf
  • Ebersbach
  • Oberalbach
  • Stadelhof
  • Trabelshof
  • Unteralbachermühle


PoliticsEdit

Municipal councilEdit

The municipal council has 12 members:

(last municipal election on 3 March 2002)



ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2020.

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