Verbandsgemeinde Daaden-Herdorf

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Verbandsgemeinde Daaden-Herdorf
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Coordinates: 50 ° 44 '  N , 7 ° 58'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Area : 79.03 km 2
Residents: 17,421 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 220 inhabitants per km 2
License plate : AK
Association key : 07 1 32 5003
Association structure: 10 municipalities
Association administration address
Bahnhofstrasse 4
57567 Daaden
Website :
Mayor : Wolfgang Schneider
Location of the community of Daaden-Herdorf 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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The Verbandsgemeinde Daaden-Herdorf is an administrative unit in the legal form of a regional body in the district of Altenkirchen (Westerwald) in Rhineland-Palatinate . The towns of Daaden and Herdorf as well as eight independent local communities belong to the association . The administrative headquarters are in Daaden.

Association members communities

Local parish, city Area (km²) Residents
Daaden , city 19.56 4,243
Those 7.10 952
Emmerzhausen 7.07 656
Friedewald 7.10 1,099
Herdorf , city 18.01 6,546
Mauden 1.74 111
Niederdreisbach 4.16 852
Nisterberg 4.54 350
Schutzbach 1.26 366
Weitefeld 8.49 2,246
Verbandsgemeinde Daaden-Herdorf 79.02 17,421

(As of December 31, 2019)


The previous Verbandsgemeinde Daaden was created in 1968 as part of the Rhineland-Palatinate functional and territorial reform from the Daaden office . The municipality of Herdorf belonged to this until March 31, 1955. On April 1, 1955, this and the communities of Dermbach (previously the Churches Office ) and Sassenroth (previously the Betzdorf Office ) were formed into the new, non-official municipality of Herdorf, which was elevated to the status of town on January 24, 1981.

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. For municipalities it was stipulated that these should include at least 12,000 inhabitants (main residence on June 30, 2009), for municipalities not belonging to the association, the number of inhabitants was set at 10,000. Both municipalities did not meet these requirements, the community of Daaden had 11,680 inhabitants on the reporting date, the city of Herdorf 6,974.

In the "State law on the integration of the non-union city of Herdorf into the Verbandsgemeinde Daaden" of December 20, 2013, the incorporation of the city of Herdorf into the Verbandsgemeinde Daaden was prescribed on July 1, 2014 and the name was temporarily changed to "Verbandsgemeinde Herdorf-Daaden" and the Established seat of the association in Daaden.

Both the city of Herdorf and the Verbandsgemeinde Daaden filed a legal review application (municipal constitutional complaints ) against the integration with the Constitutional Court of Rhineland-Palatinate . On March 30, 2016, the Constitutional Court ruled that the incorporation was constitutional. The legal process was thus exhausted.

According to Article 1 of the State Law on Measures in Connection with Territorial Changes by Associated Municipalities from January 1, 2017, “Verbandsgemeinde Daaden-Herdorf” was determined as the final name. This takes into account the vote of the local parishes, the majority of which have voted for the prefix “Daaden” in the name. This is justified by the fact that the city of Herdorf was incorporated into the Verbandsgemeinde Daaden and not the other way around, that the name of the local community, which is the seat of the Verbandsgemeinde, should be placed in front, that Daaden comes before Herdorf in the alphabet and with historical considerations. Although Herdorf is the largest local community in terms of population after integration, the previous local communities of the Daaden community are larger than Herdorf alone, both in terms of population and area.

Population development

The development of the number of inhabitants in relation to today's area of ​​the Verbandsgemeinde Daaden-Herdorf; the values ​​from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:

year Residents
1815 3,856
1835 5.110
1871 7,023
1905 11,796
1939 13,194
1950 15,037
year Residents
1961 17,890
1970 18,931
1987 18,432
1997 19,623
2005 19.192
2019 17,421


Association municipal council

The Verbandsgemeinderat Daaden-Herdorf consists of 32 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:

choice SPD CDU FDP Green left FWG total
2019 9 10 3 3 2 5 32 seats
2014 13 12 2 - - 5 32 seats
  • FWG = Free Voter Group of the Verbandsgemeinde Daaden e. V.


On May 25, 2014, Wolfgang Schneider was directly elected mayor of the new community with 82.23%. His eight-year term began on July 1, 2014.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b c State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, municipalities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. First state law on local and administrative reform of September 28, 2010 (PDF; 685 kB)
  3. Data from the KommWis database
  4. State law on the incorporation of the independent city of Herdorf into the community of Daaden from December 20, 2013
  5. Press release of the city of Herdorf from February 5, 2014: "Lawsuit against forced merger has been filed"
  6. Constitutional Court of Rhineland-Palatinate: Press release of the Constitutional Court of Rhineland-Palatinate of March 30, 2016: "Municipal territorial reform: incorporation of the non-association city of Herdorf into the Verbandsgemeinde Daaden constitutionally". (No longer available online.) In: Archived from the original on April 9, 2016 ; accessed on March 30, 2016 . 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. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  7. Law of December 6, 2016, GVBl. P. 579.
  8. Justification for Art. 1 of the State Law on Measures in Connection with Territorial Changes by Association Communities. (PDF) Retrieved December 2, 2016 .
  9. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  10. ^ The regional returning officer RLP: Association council election 2019 Daaden-Herdorf. Retrieved August 11, 2019 .
  11. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections of the full-time mayors