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Coat of arms of the local community Niederhofen
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Coordinates: 50 ° 34 '  N , 7 ° 36'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Neuwied
Association municipality : Puderbach
Height : 264 m above sea level NHN
Area : 1.38 km 2
Residents: 432 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 313 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 56316
Area code : 02684
License plate : NO
Community key : 07 1 38 048
Association administration address: Hauptstrasse 13
56305 Puderbach
Local Mayor : Jürgen Kuhlmann
Location of the local community Niederhofen in the district of Neuwied
Neuwied Buchholz (Westerwald) Asbach (Westerwald) Windhagen Neustadt (Wied) Rheinbreitbach Unkel Bruchhausen (Landkreis Neuwied) Erpel Vettelschoß Linz am Rhein Kasbach-Ohlenberg Ockenfels Sankt Katharinen (Landkreis Neuwied) Dattenberg Leubsdorf (am Rhein) Bad Hönningen Rheinbrohl Hammerstein (am Rhein) Leutesdorf Isenburg (Westerwald) Kleinmaischeid Großmaischeid Stebach Marienhausen Dierdorf Oberdreis Woldert Rodenbach bei Puderbach Ratzert Niederwambach Steimel Döttesfeld Puderbach Dürrholz Hanroth Raubach Harschbach Niederhofen Dernbach (Landkreis Neuwied) Urbach (Westerwald) Linkenbach Breitscheid (Westerwald) Waldbreitbach Roßbach (Wied) Hausen (Wied) Datzeroth Niederbreitbach Hümmerich Oberhonnefeld-Gierend Oberraden Straßenhaus Kurtscheid Bonefeld Ehlscheid Rengsdorf Melsbach Hardert Anhausen Rüscheid Thalhausen Meinborn Nordrhein-Westfalen Landkreis Altenkirchen (Westerwald) Landkreis Ahrweiler Landkreis Mayen-Koblenz Koblenz Marienhausen Westerwaldkreismap
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Niederhofen is a municipality in the Neuwied district in the north of Rhineland-Palatinate . She belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde Puderbach .

Geographical location

Location seen from the north-west

The place is a little off the main traffic arteries south of Puderbach on the edge of the Rhine-Westerwald nature park .

Population development

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

year Residents
1815 65
1835 100
1871 111
1905 121
1939 144
1950 175
1961 182
year Residents
1970 236
1987 243
1997 300
2005 346
2011 394
2017 437


Municipal council

The municipal council in Niederhofen 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.


Jürgen Kuhlmann became mayor of Niederhofen on June 27, 2014. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was confirmed in office for a further five years with a share of the vote of 87.19%. Jürgen Kuhlmann's predecessor was Dieter Schmidt.

coat of arms

Niederhofen coat of arms
Blazon : "In gold above a green three-mountain, a six-spoke red mill wheel with twelve blades, each accompanied by a two-line green ear of wheat."

The coat of arms has been legally valid since March 16, 1981 based on a design by Ernst Zeiler from Raubach.

Justification for the coat of arms: The mill wheel and the ears of corn refer to the grain mill in Niederhofen, which was operated for centuries, originally a Counts-Wied ban mill for the six villages of the Urbach parish . The Dreiberg symbolizes the location on the slopes of the Kirchdorfer Bach valley. The colors red and gold, the Wiedische coat of arms colors indicate the former territorial affiliation.


The next motorway junction is Dierdorf on federal motorway 3 . The nearest ICE - Station is in Montabaur on the high-speed line Cologne-Rhine / Main .


  • Herbert Aufderheide, Gerhard Ebbinghaus, Ernst Zeiler: History of the parish Urbach. A Westerwald homeland book. Winters, Wissen 1987.

Web links

Commons : Niederhofen  - 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: My village, my city. Retrieved July 11, 2019 .
  3. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  4. Niederhofen community has new top management. NR-Kurier, July 3, 2014, accessed on March 17, 2020 .
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Puderbach, Verbandsgemeinde, seventh line of results. Retrieved March 17, 2020 .