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Coat of arms of the local community Fensdorf
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Coordinates: 50 ° 45 '  N , 7 ° 47'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Association municipality : Betzdorf-Gebhardshain
Height : 310 m above sea level NHN
Area : 2.17 km 2
Residents: 384 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 177 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 57580
Area code : 02742
License plate : AK
Community key : 07 1 32 030
Association administration address: Hellerstraße 2
57518 Betzdorf
Website : fensdorf.de
Mayoress : Daniela de Nichilo
Location of the local community Fensdorf in the district of Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Friesenhagen Harbach (Landkreis Altenkirchen) Niederfischbach Mudersbach Brachbach Kirchen (Sieg) Herdorf Daaden Emmerzhausen Mauden Derschen Nisterberg Friedewald (Westerwald) Weitefeld Niederdreisbach Schutzbach Grünebach Alsdorf (Westerwald) Betzdorf Scheuerfeld Wallmenroth Willroth Krunkel Horhausen (Westerwald) Pleckhausen Güllesheim Obersteinebach Niedersteinebach Bürdenbach Eulenberg (Westerwald) Peterslahr Rott (Westerwald) Burglahr Oberlahr Eichen (Westerwald) Seifen (Westerwald) Seelbach (Westerwald) Flammersfeld Kescheid Reiferscheid Berzhausen Obernau (Westerwald) Walterschen Schürdt Orfgen Ziegenhain (Westerwald) Giershausen Katzwinkel (Sieg) Birken-Honigsessen Wissen (Stadt) Hövels Mittelhof Nauroth Elkenroth Rosenheim (Landkreis Altenkirchen) Kausen Dickendorf Malberg (Westerwald) Steinebach/Sieg Fensdorf Gebhardshain Elben (Westerwald) Steineroth Molzhain Selbach (Sieg) Forst (bei Wissen, Sieg) Bitzen Etzbach Roth (Landkreis Altenkirchen) Bruchertseifen Fürthen Hamm (Sieg) Seelbach bei Hamm (Sieg) Breitscheidt Pracht Birkenbeul Niederirsen Kircheib Hirz-Maulsbach Fiersbach Mehren (Westerwald) Rettersen Ersfeld Hasselbach (Westerwald) Forstmehren Kraam Werkhausen Oberirsen Weyerbusch Hemmelzen Neitersen Birnbach Ölsen Schöneberg (Westerwald) Stürzelbach Fluterschen Oberwambach Berod bei Hachenburg Gieleroth Almersbach Altenkirchen (Westerwald) Michelbach (Westerwald) Ingelbach Sörth Mammelzen Eichelhardt Idelberg Isert Helmeroth Racksen Volkerzen Hilgenroth Obererbach (Westerwald) Bachenberg Busenhausen Heupelzen Wölmersen Kettenhausen Helmenzen Nordrhein-Westfalen Landkreis Neuwied Westerwaldkreis Landkreis Neuwiedmap
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Fensdorf is a municipality in the Altenkirchen (Westerwald) district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Betzdorf-Gebhardshain community .


The local community is located on the northern foothills of the Westerwald, southeast of Wissen ; Neighboring communities are Selbach in the west and Gebhardshain in the east. Extensive forest areas extend north of the town, in which the district borders on the Westerwaldkreis .

To Fensdorf includes the abode estate Tannenhof.


Fensdorf was first mentioned in a document in 1220. The place belonged to the county of Sayn , the "Lords of Gevertzhagen" had the "Gebhardshainer Land" as a fief . At the beginning of the 13th century, the Gevertzhageners built their family castle in the "Görsbach" corridor in the Fensdorf district . It was on the connecting path from Fensdorf to Gebhardshain on the section of the path "On the cabinet path". After the Saynian inheritance in the middle of the 17th century, Fensdorf belonged to the County of Sayn-Altenkirchen . This came to the Principality of Nassau-Usingen in 1803 and to the Duchy of Nassau in 1806 and, after the Congress of Vienna in 1815, to the Kingdom of Prussia . The community Fensdorf was included in the Prussian administration mayoralty Gebhardshain in Altenkirchen in Koblenz assigned, that of 1822 to the Rhine province belonged. Since 1946, Fensdorf has been part of the then newly formed state of Rhineland-Palatinate .

Ecclesiastically, Fensdorf always belonged to the Diocese of Trier and is located in the so-called Trier Island . The place was a purely Catholic community until the middle of the 20th century, today around 72% are Catholics and 16% are Protestant.

In 1902 Fensdorf received a one-class elementary school, which existed until 1964.

Population development

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

year Residents
1815 62
1835 72
1871 98
1905 132
1939 222
1950 229
year Residents
1961 269
1970 348
1987 392
1997 446
2005 437
2017 386


Municipal council

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


Community leader and local mayor:

Period Surname
before 1902 Peter Arndt
1922-1923 Peter Beib
1923-1947 Albert Brenner
1947-1952 Hermann Beib
1952-1969 Willi Gross
1969-1999 Paul Radermacher
1999-2016 Thomas Wallenborn
2017– Daniela de Nichilo

In the direct election on May 26, 2019, Daniela de Nichilo was re-elected with 89.74% of the vote.

coat of arms

Coat of arms of Fensdorf
Blazon : “The coat of arms is divided into four. Field 1: silver, three diagonal blue diamonds; Field 2: blue, golden marsh marigold blossom; Field 3: Blue, slanting golden key, beard on board; Field 4: Silver, blue ploughshare. "

The coat of arms was approved in late 2009.

Justification of the coat of arms: The three diamonds are based on the coat of arms of the Lords of Gevertzhagen. The marsh marigold , which grows mainly in damp locations, symbolizes the place name. The term "fen (s)" or Fenn from Old High German / Gallic or the Dutch "veen" mean swamp, moor or wetland. It is assumed that the place name Fensdorf originated from this root word. The golden Peter key stands for belonging to the Archdiocese of Trier . The ploughshare stands for the agricultural structure of the municipality.


  • As a sports club, the “DJK Fensdorf” affiliated to the Catholic DJK offers women's gymnastics, children's gymnastics, walking and football.
  • Fensdorf is represented in the carnival with the "Fensdorfer Carnival Club". In addition to three sessions (cap session, women's session and children's session) organized by the association, the FKC takes part in carnival parades in the area.
  • At the tractor meeting of the “Tractor Friends Westerwald / Sieg ” every year on the second weekend in August, the friends of old tractors meet.

Web links

Commons : Fensdorf  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. a b State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, municipalities, 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. 13 (PDF; 2.2 MB).
  3. a b Description of the coat of arms at www.vggebhardshain.de
  4. Municipal statistics KommWis , as of December 31, 2013
  5. a b Chronicle of the local community Fensdorf on fensdorf.de
  6. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  7. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: City Council Election 2019 Fensdorf. Retrieved November 15, 2019 .
  8. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Betzdorf-Gebhardshain, Verbandsgemeinde, seventh line of results. Retrieved November 15, 2019 .