|coat of arms||Germany map|
|Association municipality :||Rengsdorf-Waldbreitbach|
|Height :||386 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||5.1 km 2|
|Residents:||952 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||187 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||56581|
|Area code :||02634|
|License plate :||NO|
|Community key :||07 1 38 036|
|LOCODE :||DE KRQ|
|Association administration address:||
|Local Mayor :||Ferdinand Wittlich|
|Location of the local community of Kurtscheid in the Neuwied district|
The first documentary mention took place in 1457 as Kurtschyt . The partially named year 1314 is unsecured.
During the Reformation , Kurtscheid was exactly on the border of the territories of Count zu Wied and the Elector of Cologne . In 1556 the Count zu Wied joined the Protestant faith. While the places under his rule became Protestant as a result of the Augsburg Religious Peace , the Kurtscheiders moved their eleven houses located on Wiedi territory north to the Electoral Cologne side. From then on Kurtscheid remained Catholic and for the next centuries there was a denominational border with neighboring Ehlscheid.
The development of the population of Kurtscheid, the values from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:
The municipal council consists of twelve council members, who were elected in a personalized proportional representation in the local elections on May 26, 2019 , and the honorary local mayor as chairman.
The distribution of seats in the municipal council:
- FWG = Free Voting Community Kurtscheid e. V.
Ferdinand Wittlich became the local mayor of Kurtscheid on July 23, 2014. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was confirmed in office for a further five years with a share of 95.06% of the votes. Ferdinand Wittlich's predecessor was Heinz-Dieter Wagner, who held the office for ten years.
coat of arms
|Blazon : “Split of red and silver by a curved green tip; four red diagonal bars in front; behind a continuous black bar cross; below over a golden three-mountain, partially covered by this, a six-pointed silver gear. "|
|Justification of the coat of arms: The sloping beams from the coat of arms of Wied and the cross of Kurköln are reminiscent of the centuries-long division of the village of Kurtscheid into a district of Wied and an Kurköln district that lasted until 1803. The Dreiberg symbolizes the location of Kurtscheid, the highest municipality in the Neuwied district, and at the same time refers to the basic word “-scheid” of the place name, as a watershed between several tributaries of the Wied . The golden color symbolizes agriculture, the green the important forest of the community. The silver cog stands for the earlier silver and iron ore mines, but also for today's industry in the municipality.|
- The B 256 runs east of the community and leads from Neuwied to Altenkirchen .
- The next motorway junction is Neuwied on the A3 .
- The closest station is Neuwied station on the right-hand Rhine route .
- The next ICE train stations are Koblenz main train station and Montabaur train station on the Cologne-Rhine / Main high-speed line .
Born in Kurtscheid
- Werner Wittlich (* 1946), Member of the Bundestag, Member of the Bundestag (Rhineland-Palatinate)
- State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
- Kurtscheid was first mentioned in 1457. (No longer available online.) Kurtscheid.de, archived from the original on February 19, 2015 ; Retrieved February 18, 2015 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
- The Regional Officer of Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Rengsdorf-Waldbreitbach, Verbandsgemeinde, ninth line of results. Retrieved March 10, 2020 .
- Local community Kurtscheid: 1st meeting of the local community council of the local community Kurtscheid. July 23, 2014, accessed March 10, 2020 .