Verbandsgemeinde Herxheim

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Verbandsgemeinde Herxheim
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Coordinates: 49 ° 9 '  N , 8 ° 13'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Southern Wine Route
Area : 49.94 km 2
Residents: 15,080 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 302 inhabitants per km 2
License plate : SOUTH
Association key : 07 3 37 5004
Association structure: 4 municipalities
Association administration address
Obere Hauptstrasse 2
76863 Herxheim near Landau / Pfalz
Website :
Mayoress : Hedi Braun (independent)
Location of the Herxheim community in the southern Weinstrasse district
Kirrweiler (Pfalz) Kirrweiler (Pfalz) Kirrweiler (Pfalz) Maikammer Sankt Martin (Pfalz) Herxheim bei Landau/Pfalz Herxheimweyher Rohrbach (Pfalz) Insheim Bornheim (Pfalz) Essingen (Pfalz) Hochstadt (Pfalz) Offenbach an der Queich Billigheim-Ingenheim Birkweiler Birkweiler Böchingen Böchingen Böchingen Eschbach (Pfalz) Frankweiler Frankweiler Göcklingen Heuchelheim-Klingen Ilbesheim bei Landau in der Pfalz Ilbesheim bei Landau in der Pfalz Impflingen Knöringen Leinsweiler Ranschbach Siebeldingen Siebeldingen Walsheim Walsheim Walsheim Bad Bergzabern Barbelroth Birkenhördt Böllenborn Dierbach Dörrenbach Gleiszellen-Gleishorbach Hergersweiler Kapellen-Drusweiler Kapsweyer Klingenmünster Niederhorbach Niederotterbach Oberhausen (bei Bad Bergzabern) Oberotterbach Oberschlettenbach Pleisweiler-Oberhofen Schweigen-Rechtenbach Schweighofen Steinfeld (Pfalz) Vorderweidenthal Albersweiler Albersweiler Annweiler am Trifels Annweiler am Trifels Dernbach (Pfalz) Eußerthal Gossersweiler-Stein Münchweiler am Klingbach Ramberg (Pfalz) Rinnthal Silz (Pfalz) Völkersweiler Waldhambach (Pfalz) Waldrohrbach Wernersberg Altdorf (Pfalz) Altdorf (Pfalz) Altdorf (Pfalz) Böbingen (Pfalz) Böbingen (Pfalz) Böbingen (Pfalz) Burrweiler Burrweiler Edenkoben Edenkoben Edesheim Edesheim Edesheim Edesheim Flemlingen Flemlingen Flemlingen Freimersheim (Pfalz) Gleisweiler Gleisweiler Gommersheim Gommersheim Gommersheim Großfischlingen Hainfeld (Pfalz) Hainfeld (Pfalz) Hainfeld (Pfalz) Kleinfischlingen Rhodt unter Rietburg Rhodt unter Rietburg Roschbach Roschbach Venningen Venningen Venningen Weyher in der Pfalz Weyher in der Pfalz Landau in der Pfalz Landau in der Pfalz Landau in der Pfalz Landkreis Germersheim Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis Landkreis Bad Dürkheim Neustadt an der Weinstraße Landkreis Bad Dürkheim Landkreis Kaiserslautern Landkreis Südwestpfalz Frankreichmap
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The Verbandsgemeinde Herxheim is an administrative unit in the legal form of a regional authority in the district of Südliche Weinstrasse in Rhineland-Palatinate . The Verbandsgemeinde belong to four independent local communities , the administrative seat is in the eponymous community Herxheim .

Association members communities

Local parish Area (km²) Residents
Herxheim near Landau / Pfalz 29.12 10,577
Herxheimweyher 3.57 551
Insheim 8.00 2.147
Rohrbach 9.25 1,805
Verbandsgemeinde Herxheim 49.94 15,080

(Residents on December 31, 2019)


The Verbandsgemeinde Herxheim became part of the Rhineland-Palatinate territorial and administrative reform on the basis of the "Thirteenth State Law on Administrative Simplification in the State of Rhineland-Palatinate" of March 1, 1972, came into force on April 22, 1972, newly formed.

Population development

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

year Residents
1815 6,605
1835 7,345
1871 7,215
1905 8.092
1939 9,887
1950 10,465
year Residents
1961 11,444
1970 12,053
1987 12,850
1997 14,257
2005 14,821
2019 15,080


Association municipal council

The Verbandsgemeinderat Herxheim consists of 32 honorary council members, who were elected in a personalized proportional representation in the local elections on May 26, 2019 , and the mayor as chairwoman. Up to the previous electoral term, there were 28 council members.

The distribution of seats in the municipal council:

choice SPD CDU FDP GREEN FWG total
2019 5 11 1 5 10 32 seats
2014 6th 12 1 3 6th 28 seats
2009 8th 12 2 - 6th 28 seats
2004 5 14th - 2 7th 28 seats
  • FWG = Free Voting Group Verbandsgemeinde Herxheim e. V.


The full-time mayor is directly elected for a term of eight years.

Elmar Weiller ( CDU ) was mayor of the Herxheim community from 1973 until his retirement in 2007. His successor was Franz-Ludwig Trauth (independent, later CDU) on September 1, 2007, who had prevailed in the runoff election on May 20, 2007 with 55.2 percent against Georg Kern (CDU). On April 26, 2015, Hedwig Braun was elected (independent) as the new mayor.

coat of arms

The blazon of the coat of arms reads: “In a shield border of blue and gold, four-fold divided by silver and blue, a silver lily at the top right , with two six-pointed silver stars at the top, a black mark in the form of an 8 at the top left, the upper circle of which is not quite is closed, at the bottom right a black ring, in the middle of which a floating six-pointed black star, at the bottom right a slanting to the right, inwardly curved at the top end with a crosspiece provided with a silver rod, crossed with a silver fish. "

The coat of arms was approved by the Neustadt district government in 1977 and contains the main elements of the four local parishes as well as Hayna , who was still independent when the association was established.


The railway line from Landau to Wissembourg or Karlsruhe has two stops within the association: Insheim and Rohrbach . Herxheim itself was connected to the railway network from 1898 to 1994 via a branch line at Landau main station.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b c State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, municipalities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  3. ^ The Regional Returning Officer RLP: Verbandsgemeinderatswahl 2019 Herxheim. Retrieved August 22, 2019 .
  4. The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Election of the mayors of the municipalities until 2008 ( Memento from July 14, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
  5. ^ Result of the election as mayor in 2015
  6. ^ Karl Heinz Debus: The great book of arms of the Palatinate . Neustadt an der Weinstrasse 1988, ISBN 3-9801574-2-3