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|Association municipality :||Adenau|
|Height :||390 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||7.2 km 2|
|Residents:||201 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||28 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||53533|
|Area code :||02693|
|License plate :||AW|
|Community key :||07 1 31 018|
|Association administration address:||Kirchstrasse 15
|Local Mayor :||Günter Adrian|
|Location of the local community of Dorsel in the Ahrweiler district|
The place is located in the Hocheifel in the upper valley of the Ahr , about 80 kilometers south of Cologne . The western municipal border forms the state border between Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia .
Dorsel also includes the Dorselermühle, Heidehöfe, hunting lodges and steelworks residential areas .
The place was first mentioned in a document around 1149 in the name of Heinrich von Dorsel . From the 13th to the end of the 18th century, Dorsel was part of the Duchy of Arenberg .
In 1794 French revolutionary troops occupied the left bank of the Rhine . Under French administration, Dorsel belonged to the canton of Adenau , which was assigned to the Rhine-Moselle department . After the treaties concluded at the Congress of Vienna , the region, including Dorsel, became part of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1815 . From 1816 on, Dorsel belonged to the mayor's office in Aremberg in the Adenau district , which was part of the Coblenz administrative district and from 1822 to the Rhine Province . In 1932 the Adenau district was dissolved and the Dorsel community was assigned to the Ahrweiler district . The municipality has belonged to the state of Rhineland-Palatinate since 1946 and to the Adenau association since 1970 .
From the 17th century until the blast furnace was blown out in 1870, an ironworks was in operation at Stahlhütte, in the Ahr valley below Dorsel . In 1972 the village school was closed.
- Population development
The development of the population of the municipality of Dorsel, the values from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:
Günter Adrian is the local mayor of Dorsel. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was confirmed in his office with 80.51% of the votes.
The townscape is determined by the parish church of St. Sebastian , which was built from 1200.
Patron saints of Dorsel are St. Sebastian and St. Rochus.
See also: List of cultural monuments in Dorsel
- State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, municipalities, association communities ( help on this ).
- State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality. Status: January 2019 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 6 (PDF; 3 MB).
- State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
- The State Officer of Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Adenau, Verbandsgemeinde, seventh line of results. Retrieved August 6, 2020 .
- Frieder Bluhm: Closing the gap A1: Does the new route make too much noise? Mittelrhein-Verlag GmbH, Koblenz, April 9, 2019, accessed on August 6, 2020 .