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|Basic data (as of 2017)|
|County :||Altenkirchen (Westerwald)|
|Area :||24.52 km 2|
|Residents:||15,155 (Dec. 31, 2015)|
|Population density :||618 inhabitants per km 2|
|License plate :||AK|
|Association key :||07 1 32 5002|
|Association structure:||5 municipalities|
|Association administration address
The Verbandsgemeinde Betzdorf was an administrative unit in the legal form of a regional body in the district of Altenkirchen (Westerwald) in Rhineland-Palatinate . The municipality of the association included the city of Betzdorf and four independent local communities , the administrative seat was in the eponymous city of Betzdorf.
On January 1, 2017, the Betzdorf Association was dissolved and the associated communities were assigned to the new Betzdorf-Gebhardshain Association.
Association members communities
|Local parish, city||Area (km²)||Residents|
|Betzdorf , city||9.57||9,967|
(Residents as of December 31, 2015)
The mayorry of Betzdorf came into being on April 1st, 1886 by the separation of the communities of Betzdorf, Alsdorf, Grünebach, Sassenroth , Dauersberg, Scheuerfeld, Bruche and Wallmenroth from the mayorry of Kirchen (Sieg) by a decree of the Upper President of the Rhine Province on November 10th, 1885. The community Bruche joined Betzdorf in 1907 through incorporation . In 1927 the mayor's offices were renamed to offices . In 1955, the municipality of Sassenroth was spun off into the newly formed "office-free municipality" of Herdorf . As a result of the administrative reform in Rhineland-Palatinate in 1968, the "offices" were restructured and given the name " Verbandsgemeinden ".
Development of the number of inhabitants in relation to the area of the Verbandsgemeinde Betzdorf when it was dissolved; the values from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:
Association municipal council
The last municipal council in Betzdorf consisted of 32 volunteer council members who were elected in a personalized proportional representation in the local elections on May 25, 2014 , and the full-time mayor Bernd Brato (SPD) as chairman.
The distribution of seats in the municipal council:
- FWG = Free Voters Group Betzdorf eV
coat of arms
The coat of arms of the Verbandsgemeinde Betzdorf is split, on the right in red a golden lion with a red tongue looking at the viewer, on the left in black a silver sloping bar, covered with three black boar heads. The lion comes from the coat of arms of the Counts of Sayn and the boar heads from that of the Lords of Freusburg.
Economy and Infrastructure
The Verbandsgemeinde Betzdorf had an unemployment rate of 7.3% and 8,512 jobs subject to social security contributions , the largest part (3,745) in the manufacturing industry . As of December 31, 2003
- the victory route ( KBS 460) Cologne - Siegburg - Betzdorf - Siegen
- the Hellertalbahn (KBS 462) Betzdorf - Haiger - Dillenburg
- the Daadetalbahn (KBS 463) Betzdorf – Daaden
The municipality was located approx. 20 kilometers off the A 45 and close to Siegerland Airport with approval for instrument and night flight operations. Cologne / Bonn and Frankfurt airports could be reached by train. The Betzdorf-Kirchen airfield is 4 kilometers northwest of Betzdorf.
The largest employers in the Betzdorf community were “SSI Schäfer-Shop International” (office supplies) as well as “ Faurecia ” ( automotive supplier ) and “Rexnordkette GmbH” (industrial chain manufacturer).
Leisure and sports facilities
In addition to several smaller sports fields, the municipality also had the “Auf dem Bühl” stadium.
- State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate Number of residents in the municipalities on December 31, 2015
- State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Municipal elections 2014, city and municipal council elections