Verbandsgemeinde Bitburger Land
|coat of arms||Germany map|
|County :||Eifel district Bitburg-Prüm|
|Area :||429.1 km 2|
|Residents:||25,442 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||59 inhabitants per km 2|
|License plate :||BIT, PRÜ|
|Association key :||07 2 32 5008|
|Association structure:||71 municipalities|
|Association administration address
|Mayor :||Josef Junk ( SPD )|
|Location of the Verbandsgemeinde Bitburger Land in the Eifelkreis Bitburg-Prüm|
The Verbandsgemeinde Bitburger Land is an administrative unit in the legal form of a regional body in the Eifelkreis Bitburg-Prüm in Rhineland-Palatinate . The municipality includes the city of Kyllburg and 70 independent local communities , the administrative seat is in the city of Bitburg , which does not belong to the association. Another administrative office is located in the city of Kyllburg. Around 25,000 people live in the administrative area.
Association members communities
|Local parish||Area (km²)||Residents|
|Biersdorf am See||3.22||534|
|Hüttingen on the Kyll||2.94||337|
|Kyllburg , city||4.62||920|
|Field of being||6.71||167|
|Verbandsgemeinde Bitburger Land||429.09||25,442|
(Residents on December 31, 2019)
On September 28, 2010 the state government passed the “First Law on Local and Administrative Reform” with the aim of improving the efficiency, competitiveness and administrative power of local structures. With regard to the association communities, it was determined that they should include at least 12,000 inhabitants (main residence on June 30, 2009). The community of Kyllburg had 8,089 inhabitants on the reference date. The so-called voluntary phase ended on June 30, 2012.
On June 28, 2012, the municipal councils Bitburg-Land and Kyllburg resolved the merger in separate meetings and a majority approved the “Contract on the voluntary merger of the Kyllburg association with the Bitburg-Land association”.
In the "State Law on the Voluntary Formation of the New Association of Bitburger Land" of November 22, 2013, it was stipulated that the new community should be called "Bitburger Land". The association administration of the new association has its seat in Bitburg, in Kyllburg a further administration point is set up.
On the occasion of its voluntary formation, the state grants the new community a one-time, resident-related allocation in the amount of 958,900 euros. In addition, the association receives an allocation of 2,000,000 euros.
The development of the number of inhabitants in relation to today's area of the Verbandsgemeinde Bitburger Land; the values from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:
Association municipal council
The new Verbandsgemeinderat Bitburger Land consists of 36 honorary council members, who were elected in a personalized proportional representation in the local elections on May 26, 2019 , and the full-time mayor as chairman.
The distribution of seats in the municipal council:
- FWG = Free Voters Bitburger Land
On May 25, 2014, Josef Junk (SPD) was directly elected mayor of the new community with 57.7%. His eight-year term began on July 1, 2014.
coat of arms
|Blazon : "Silver bordered, under a golden shield head with a red five-row bridge in a blue silver shield with a continuous red cross."|
Founding of the coat of arms: Through the state law of November 22, 2013, the Bitburger Land association is created through the voluntary merger of the two municipalities Bitburg-Land and Kyllburg on July 1st, 2014.
A new common coat of arms is created from individual characteristic elements of both previous coats of arms. For the Verbandsgemeinde Bitburg-Land, the red five-legged bridge in gold remains in the shield head and for the Verbandsgemeinde Kyllburg one of the silver shields with the red Trier cross in blue in the fore-coat of arms remains . The five-legged red bridge or tournament collar refers to the five former association communities Bickendorf and Bitburg-Land as well as parts of the former association communities Dudeldorf, Oberweis and Wolsfeld, which merged in November 1970 to form what was then the new administrative unit Verbandsgemeinde Bitburg-Land. The color combinations red and silver as well as blue and silver represent Kurtrier and Luxembourg, the two dominant rulers in this region since the turn of the first millennium. Gold in the head of the shield was left, it refers to the lord of the castle Hurel von Bettingen, from the oldest documented family in the area of today's Verbandsgemeinde, whose dismantled golden anchor cross adorned the coat of arms of the Verbandsgemeinde Bitburg-Land. Bordering is only allowed for association communities.
On May 8, 2014, the association was granted a coat of arms and a flag on August 6, 2014. The flag is divided by blue and white, in the middle, offset to the pole, the coat of arms of the Verbandsgemeinde.
The coat of arms and the flags of the municipality may only be used by others with the approval of the municipality administration.
Design: Christian Credner, Lambertsberg and Lothar Monshausen, Bitburg in March 2014. Approved in May 2014 by the supervisory authority of the Eifelkreis.
- State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, municipalities, association communities ( help on this ).
- State law on the voluntary formation of the new Bitburger Land association of November 22, 2013
- administration of the Eifelkreis Bitburg-Prüm: Administrative affiliation of the individual communities ( online PDF )
- First state law on local and administrative reform of September 28, 2010 (PDF; 685 kB)
- Agreement on the voluntary merger of the Kyllburg community and the Bitburg-Land community dated June 28, 2012
- Trierischer Volksfreund , accessed on January 1, 2018
- State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate: Regional data.
- The Regional Returning Officer RLP: Verbandsgemeinderatswahl 2019 Bitburger Land. Retrieved August 11, 2019 .
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections of the full-time mayors
- Alexander Hoffmann: Communal coat of arms show . In: HEROLD, Association for Heraldry, Genealogy and Allied Sciences (Hrsg.): The Herold, quarterly for heraldry, genealogy and allied sciences . No. 3-4 / 2018 . Self-published, Berlin 2018.