Verbandsgemeinde Betzdorf

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Verbandsgemeinde Betzdorf
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Coordinates: 50 ° 47 '  N , 7 ° 52'  E

Basic data (as of 2017)
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
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
Hellerstraße 2
57518 Betzdorf
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Location of the association in the district of Altenkirchen (Westerwald)

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.


The association was in the extreme north-east of Rhineland-Palatinate between the Westerwald and the Siegerland .

Association members communities

Local parish, city Area (km²) Residents
Alsdorf 5.93 1,489
Betzdorf , city 9.57 9,967
Grünebach 2.52 507
Scheuerfeld 2.66 2,029
Wallmenroth 3.84 1,163
Verbandsgemeinde Betzdorf 24.52 15,155

(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 ".

Population development

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:

year Residents
1815 1,177
1835 1,602
1871 3.129
1905 8,618
1939 12,070
1950 13,102
year Residents
1961 14,734
1970 15,597
1987 15,525
1997 16,831
2005 16,251
2015 15,155


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:

choice SPD CDU GREEN FDP FWG total
2014 12 14th 2 1 3 32 seats
2009 12 13 - 3 4th 32 seats
2004 8th 17th 1 2 4th 32 seats
  • 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.


In state elections , the communities belonging to the Betzdorf association were part of constituency 01-Betzdorf / Kirchen (Sieg) , in federal elections they belonged to constituency 198-Neuwied .

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 Betzdorf (Sieg) train station , a railway junction with:

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.

Established businesses

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).

Public facilities

Educational institutions

In the Betzdorf community there were four primary schools , one secondary school plus , two secondary schools and one vocational school , one grammar school and one special school .

Leisure and sports facilities

In addition to several smaller sports fields, the municipality also had the “Auf dem Bühl” stadium.

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate Number of residents in the municipalities on December 31, 2015
  2. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  3. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Municipal elections 2014, city and municipal council elections