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Coat of arms of the local community Bongard
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Coordinates: 50 ° 18 ′  N , 6 ° 50 ′  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Vulkaneifel
Association municipality : Kelberg
Height : 495 m above sea level NHN
Area : 6.64 km 2
Residents: 259 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 39 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 53539
Area code : 02692
License plate : DAU
Community key : 07 2 33 206
Association administration address: Dauner Strasse 22
53539 Kelberg
Website :
Local Mayor : Alois Sicken
Location of the local community Bongard in the Vulkaneifel district
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Bongard is a municipality in the Vulkaneifel district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the association community Kelberg .

Geographical location

The place is located in the Vulkaneifel Nature Park, and partly in the conservation area "Kelberg". The Nohner Bach flows east of the village . The Forsthaus Barsberg residential area also belongs to Bongard .


The first known inhabitants in and around Bongard were the Celts (approx. 500 BC). They lived on and on the east of the town, Barsberg, and the 60 m long and 7 m high protective wall can still be seen today.

From the Middle Ages to the end of the 18th century, Bongard belonged to the Electorate of Trier and was the capital of a central court that was subordinate to the Daun office . The neighboring towns of Bodenbach , Borler , Boxberg , Gelenberg , Meisenthal and Rothenbach belonged to " Zent Bongard" . After Trier fire Book of 1563 the village included in the 1563 total of 16, in 1684 only 10 fireplaces .

In 1794 French revolutionary troops occupied the left bank of the Rhine . Under the French administration , Bongard belonged to the canton of Ulmen in the Rhine-Moselle department from 1798 to 1814 . Due to the agreements made at the Congress of Vienna in 1815 , the region became part of the Kingdom of Prussia . Under Prussian administration, the municipality of Bongard was assigned to the Adenau district in the Koblenz administrative district and was administered by the Kelberg mayor . This went on in 1927 in the Kelberg office and in 1968 in the Kelberg Association. After the First World War , the area was under French military administration . When the Adenau district was dissolved in 1932, Bongard joined the Mayen district . The region has been part of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate since 1946 and belonged to the French zone of occupation until 1955 .

As part of the municipal reorganization of Rhineland-Palatinate, the community came on November 7, 1970 from the district of Mayen , which was dissolved at the same time, to the district of Daun (now the district of Vulkaneifel ).

Population development

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

year Residents
1815 179
1835 206
1871 180
1905 211
1939 225
1950 225
year Residents
1961 243
1970 239
1987 249
1997 269
2005 256
2019 259


Municipal council

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

coat of arms

Bongard Coat of Arms
Blazon : "Under the red shield head with silver pliers, in silver on a green ground a soaring red, gold-armored falcon with a raised right foot."
Explanation of the coat of arms: According to a report from the Koblenz State Main Archives , the sex of those "called Dumegin by the Bongart" had a similar falcon in their seal. It is localized for Bongard near Kelberg and shows "a falcon that flies up with its right foot raised". This Bongard noble coat of arms stands for the municipality of Bongard in the lower part of the shield. Since time immemorial, Bongard has venerated St. Agatha . Its attribute, a pair of pliers, is reproduced in the head of the shield. The field colors red and silver indicate the former sovereign belonging to Kurtrier .


St. Agatha (Bongard)

About 90% of the citizens of Bongard are Roman Catholic. Bongard belongs to the cath. Bodenbach parish. Bongarders also like to visit the Heyerberg Chapel with its Way of the Cross in the forest.

See also

Web links

Commons : Bongard  Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality. Status: January 2018 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 73 (PDF; 2.2 MB).
  3. ^ Wilhelm Fabricius : Explanations of the historical atlas of the Rhine province, Volume 2: The map of 1789. Bonn 1898, p. 112, 149.
  4. Official municipality directory (= State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate [Hrsg.]: Statistical volumes . Volume 407 ). Bad Ems February 2016, p. 156 (PDF; 2.8 MB).
  5. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  6. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections