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Coat of arms of the local community Niederirsen
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Coordinates: 50 ° 45 '  N , 7 ° 36'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Association municipality : Hamm (victory)
Height : 195 m above sea level NHN
Area : 2.84 km 2
Residents: 92 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 32 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 57589
Area code : 02682
License plate : AK
Community key : 07 1 32 077
Community structure: 2 districts
Association administration address: Lindenallee 2
57577 Hamm (Sieg)
Website :
Local Mayor : Andreas Knipp
Location of the local community Niederirsen 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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Niederirsen is a municipality in the Altenkirchen (Westerwald) district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the community of Hamm (Sieg) .

Geographical location

Niederirsen is the westernmost local parish of the Verbandsgemeinde Hamm (Sieg). It borders directly on North Rhine-Westphalia . The district of Niederirsen is in the valley of the Irsenbach, the somewhat larger district of Ückertseifen at approx. 250 m above sea level. NN northeast towards Beulskopf .


Niederirsen and Ückertseifen have been part of the County of Sayn since the Middle Ages . After the introduction of the Reformation in County Sayn, the inhabitants became Lutheran and later Reformed. After the division of the County of Sayn in the 17th century, Niederirsen belonged to the County of Sayn-Hachenburg . Ückertseifen formed a separate administrative district called “Sende” within the parish of Hamm , to which Niederirsen also belonged.

The county of Sayn-Hachenburg fell by inheritance to the Principality of Nassau-Weilburg in 1799 , which became part of the Duchy of Nassau in 1806 . Due to the agreements made at the Congress of Vienna (1815), the region was ceded to the Kingdom of Prussia .

Under the Prussian administration, Niederirsen was assigned to the Hamm mayor's office in the newly established Altenkirchen district and belonged to the Koblenz administrative district in the Prussian Rhine province .

Population development

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

year Residents
1815 61
1835 72
1871 107
1905 87
1939 79
1950 83
year Residents
1961 87
1970 93
1987 99
1997 111
2005 106
2019 92


Municipal council

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


The local mayor of Niederirsen is Andreas Knipp. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, there were no applicants. The previous local mayor Knipp was unanimously re-elected by the municipal council at its constituent meeting on June 20, 2019.

coat of arms

On November 29, 2007, the local council approved the introduction of the coat of arms. A design by Rolf-Dieter Rötzel was the basis for the coat of arms, which was examined by the Koblenz state archive in 2009 and approved by the Altenkirchen district administration. It is divided into two fields by a left-angled blue-silver wavy bar. The Irserbach water body, which characterizes the Niederirsen community, is represented by the wavy bar. In the upper coat of arms, the heraldic animal of the former County of Sayn appears as a left-turning, blue-tongued and blue-armored golden leopard lion on a red background, which holds a mill wheel and thus establishes a reference to the former mill on the Irsenbach. Two fir trees and a sheaf are embedded in the lower coat of arms up to the level of the corrugated strip. The firs symbolize the two localities Niederirsen and Ückertseifen, which belong to the local community Niederirsen, as well as the existing forests, the sheaf of agriculture.


  • Heimatfreunde im Hammer Land (Ed.): From Pfaffenseifen to Niederirsen around the Beulskopf , 1st edition, splendor 1991.
  • Daniel Schneider: The mill trade in the county of Sayn-Altenkirchen , in: Heimat-Jahrbuch des Kreis Altenkirchen 59 (2016), pp. 219–237.
  • Daniel Schneider: The development of denominations in the county of Sayn in the ground plan , in: Heimat-Jahrbuch des Kreis Altenkirchen 58 (2015) P. 74–80.

Web links

Commons : Niederirsen  - 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. See Daniel Schneider: The development of denominations in the county of Sayn in the plan, pp. 74-80.
  3. ^ Wilhelm Fabricius : Explanations of the historical atlas of the Rhine province, Volume 2: The map of 1789. Bonn 1898, p. 371.
  4. ^ Negotiations of the by resolution of the State Deputy Assembly ..., Volume 1 , 1836, p. 583.
  5. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  6. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: City Council Election 2019 Niederirsen. Retrieved November 15, 2019 .
  7. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Hamm (Sieg), Verbandsgemeinde, ninth line of results. Retrieved November 15, 2019 .
  8. Markus Kratzer: Niederirsen confirms local mayor: Andreas Knipp enjoys the trust of the council. Rhein-Zeitung, June 20, 2019, accessed on November 15, 2019 .
  9. See Daniel Schneider: The mill trade in the County of Sayn-Altenkirchen, pp. 219–237.
  10. ↑ Minutes of the meeting of the municipal council, Item 6 ( Memento of the original from May 13, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) 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. (PDF; 15 kB) @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /