Bärenbach (Hunsrück)

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Bärenbach (Hunsrück)
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Coordinates: 49 ° 57 '  N , 7 ° 18'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Rhein-Hunsrück district
Association municipality : Kirchberg (Hunsrück)
Height : 446 m above sea level NHN
Area : 4.83 km 2
Residents: 468 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 97 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 55483
Area code : 06543
License plate : SIM, GOA
Community key : 07 1 40 006
Association administration address: Marktplatz 5
55481 Kirchberg (Hunsrück)
Website : www.kirchberg-hunsrueck.de
Local Mayor : Thomas Müller
Location of the local community Bärenbach in the Rhein-Hunsrück district
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Older buildings in the center of the village
Memorial stone at the geographical center of Rhineland-Palatinate

Bärenbach is a municipality in the Rhein-Hunsrück district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Kirchberg (Hunsrück) community .


The geographical center of Rhineland-Palatinate is in Bärenbach.


The first written mention of Bärenbach comes from the year 1103. From 1234 to 1437 the place was owned by the Counts of Sponheim . In the centuries that followed, ownership changed several times between the Margraves of Baden , the Count Palatine near Rhine and the Counts of Veldenz .

With the occupation of the Left Bank of the Rhine in 1794 by French revolutionary troops , the place became French , from 1798 to 1814 it belonged to the canton of Kirchberg , which was assigned to the Rhine-Moselle department . At the Congress of Vienna (1815) the region was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia . Under the Prussian administration, Bärenbach was subordinate to the Mayor's office in Sohren in the Zell district from 1816 and belonged to the Rhine Province from 1822 until the end of World War II . Since 1946 the place has been part of the then newly formed state of Rhineland-Palatinate and has belonged to the Kirchberg community since 1970 .

Statistics on population development

The development of the population of the municipality of Bärenbach, the values ​​from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:

year Residents
1815 295
1835 371
1871 346
1905 269
1939 258
year Residents
1950 319
1961 395
1970 386
1987 349
2005 474


Municipal council

The council in Bärenbach consists of eight council members, who in the local elections on May 26, 2019 in a majority vote were elected, and the honorary mayor as chairman.


Local mayor of Bärenbach is Thomas Müller. In the local elections on May 26, 2019, he was confirmed in office with a share of 70.42% of the vote.

coat of arms

Bärenbach coat of arms
Blazon : “Divided by a sloping blue wavy bar. Above in silver a soaring, left-turned, red-armored and red-tongued black bear. Below is a box of gold and blue. "
Justification of the coat of arms: The bear and the wavy strip, which symbolizes the bear stream, refer to the place name as a Redendes coat of arms . The nested part of the shield indicates that it belonged to the Vordere Grafschaft Sponheim earlier .

See also

Web links

Commons : Bärenbach  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. ^ Geographical center of Rhineland-Palatinate
  3. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer RLP: City Council Election 2019 Bärenbach. Retrieved October 8, 2019 .
  5. The regional returning officer RLP: direct elections 2019. see Kirchberg, Verbandsgemeinde, first line of results. Retrieved October 8, 2019 .