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Coat of arms of the local community Illerich
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Coordinates: 50 ° 12 '  N , 7 ° 11'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Cochem cell
Association municipality : Kaisersesch
Height : 365 m above sea level NHN
Area : 7.74 km 2
Residents: 769 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 99 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 56814
Area code : 02653
License plate : COC, ZEL
Community key : 07 1 35 042
Association administration address: Am Römerturm 2
56759 Kaisersesch
Website :
Local Mayor : Helmut Braunschädel
Location of the local community Illerich in the district of Cochem-Zell
Kalenborn (bei Kaisersesch) Eppenberg (Eifel) Laubach (Eifel) Leienkaul Müllenbach (bei Mayen) Hauroth Urmersbach Masburg Düngenheim Kaisersesch Landkern Illerich Eulgem Hambuch Gamlen Zettingen Kaifenheim Brachtendorf Ulmen (Eifel) Alflen Auderath Filz (Eifel) Wollmerath Schmitt Büchel (Eifel) Wagenhausen (Eifel) Gillenbeuren Gevenich Weiler (bei Ulmen) Lutzerath Bad Bertrich Urschmitt Kliding Beuren (Eifel) Moselkern Müden (Mosel) Treis-Karden Lütz Lieg Roes Möntenich Forst (Eifel) Dünfus Brohl Binningen (Eifel) Wirfus Brieden Kail Pommern (Mosel) Briedel Altlay Peterswald-Löffelscheid Haserich Sosberg Forst (Hunsrück) Altstrimmig Reidenhausen Mittelstrimmig Blankenrath Panzweiler Walhausen Schauren (bei Blankenrath) Tellig Hesweiler Liesenich Moritzheim Grenderich Zell (Mosel) Neef Bullay Sankt Aldegund Alf (Mosel) Pünderich Greimersburg Klotten Faid Dohr Bremm Bruttig-Fankel Senheim Nehren (Mosel) Ediger-Eller Mesenich Valwig Ernst (Mosel) Beilstein (Mosel) Ellenz-Poltersdorf Briedern Cochem Landkreis Vulkaneifel Landkreis Bernkastel-Wittlich Landkreis Mayen-Koblenz Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreismap
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Illerich is a municipality in the Cochem-Zell district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Kaisersesch association.


The agricultural region of Illerich is located around 50 km southwest of Koblenz near the Moselle valley . The community also includes the Michelshof, Rosenhof and Waldhof residential areas .

Neighboring communities are Landkern in the west and Wirfus in the east.


Illerich is first mentioned with certainty around the year 1180.

Until the end of the 18th century, Illerich belonged to the rulers of Kurtrier and was assigned to the high court of Klotten in the office of Cochem . In the Trier fire book from 1563 there were 28 fireplaces (households) in Illerich, in 1684 there were only 21.

In 1794 French revolutionary troops annexed the Left Bank of the Rhine , from 1798 to 1814 Illerich ( Illereichen ) belonged to the canton of Kaisersesch in the Koblenz arrondissement of the Rhine-Mosel department . Municipal councilors (Illerich community representatives in the Mairie Kaisersesch) in 1808 were the citizens Knoblich and Kremer.

Due to the resolutions at the Congress of Vienna (1815), the region was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia . Under the Prussian administration, the community of Illerich came to the mayor's office of Kaisersesch in the district of Cochem , which belonged to the new administrative district of Koblenz and from 1822 to the Rhine province .

The community of Illerich has been part of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate since 1946 , has belonged to the Kaisersesch community since 1968 and to the Cochem-Zell district since 1969 .

In 1982 a  nuclear fuel reprocessing plant (WAA) was planned between Hambuch and Illerich in the Pommerbachtal . After nine months, the German Society for the Reprocessing of Nuclear Fuels withdrew all plans; the reprocessing plant in Wackersdorf (Bavaria) was to be built instead of Kaisersesch .

Statistics on population development

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

year Residents
1815 333
1835 487
1871 530
1905 576
1939 584
year Residents
1950 608
1961 565
1970 590
1987 618
2005 733


Municipal council

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

coat of arms

Coat of arms of Illerich
Blazon : “Above a silver shield base containing two red ravens, split by red and silver. In the front a red bar cross is shown, in the middle covered by a golden rose, in the back a golden ear of wheat and a silver scythe leaf by stake. "
Justification of the coat of arms: The cross indicates that it belonged to the Electorate of Trier . The rose is reminiscent of the Rosenthal monastery , which owned land in Illerich as early as 1331. Ear of wheat and scythe leaf symbolize agriculture, which has always been important for the place. The two red ravens are the attribute of St. Vincent , the patron saint of the place.


Illerich does not have a local rail connection. The next stops are Kaisersesch on the Eifelquerbahn and Klotten on the Moselle route .

See also

Web links

Commons : Illerich  - 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. 22 (PDF; 2.2 MB).
  3. ^ Wilhelm Fabricius : Explanations of the historical atlas of the Rhine Province, Volume 2: The map of 1789. Bonn 1898, pp. 117, 146.
  4. Handbook for the residents of the Rhine-Mosel Department , Koblenz: Prefecture-Buchdruckerey, 1808, p. 65 ( )
  5. ^ Topographical-statistical overview of the government district of Coblenz , Coblenz: Hölscher, 1843, p. 38 ( )
  6. ^ Against the "WAAhnsinn": Nine months that moved the Eifel - ( Rhein-Zeitung of March 13, 2012)
  7. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  8. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections