Neunkirchen, Lower Franconia

Neunkirchen, Lower Franconia

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Neunkirchen, Lower Franconia

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Neunkirchen is a municipality in the Miltenberg district in the Regierungsbezirk of Lower Franconia (Unterfranken) in Bavaria, Germany and a member of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft (Administrative Community) of Erftal, whose seat is in Bürgstadt.

Geography

Location

The rural residential community of Neunkirchen lies in the Geo-Naturpark Bergstraße-Odenwald, between Wertheim and Miltenberg.

Constituent communities

Neunkirchen’s Ortsteile are Neunkirchen, Richelbach and Umpfenbach.

History

In 1232, Neunkirchen had its first documentary mention, and for the longest time in its history had the Archbishopric of Mainz as its overlord. It was said to be a well-off farming community.

Amalgamations

The greater community of Neunkirchen came into being through the merger of the formerly self-administering communities of Neunkirchen, Richelbach and Umpfenbach on 1 July 1975.

Politics

Community council

Town council

The council is made up of 13 council members, counting the parttime mayor.(as at municipal election held on 3 March 2002)

Coat of arms

The community’s arms might be described thus: Per chevron embowed, argent dexter a helm in profile and sinister the head of an abbess’s staff gules, and gules a wheel spoked of six of the first.

The knight’s helmet stands for Umpfenbach, much of whose mediaeval history was characterized by Imperial, knightly fiefholders, the most important among whom were the Barons of Gudenus. They acquired the...
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