Association municipality of Kirn-Land

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Coat of arms of the municipality of Kirn-Land
Association municipality of Kirn-Land
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Coordinates: 49 ° 47 '  N , 7 ° 28'  E

Basic data (as of 2019)
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Bad Kreuznach
Area : 117.94 km 2
Residents: 9668 (Dec. 31, 2019)Template: Infobox administrative unit in Germany / maintenance / resolved, to switch to manual EZW
Population density : 82 inhabitants per km 2
Association structure: 20 municipalities
Association administration address
Bahnhofstrasse 31
55606 Kirn
last mayor: Werner Müller ( SPD )
Location of the community of Kirn-Land in the Bad Kreuznach district
Bad Kreuznach Kirn Biebelsheim Pfaffen-Schwabenheim Pleitersheim Volxheim Hackenheim Frei-Laubersheim Neu-Bamberg Fürfeld Tiefenthal (Rheinhessen) Traisen (Nahe) Norheim Altenbamberg Hochstätten Feilbingert Hallgarten (Pfalz) Niederhausen (Nahe) Oberhausen an der Nahe Duchroth Bad Sobernheim Auen (Hunsrück) Bärweiler Daubach (Hunsrück) Ippenschied Kirschroth Langenthal (Hunsrück) Lauschied Martinstein Meddersheim Merxheim (Nahe) Bad Sobernheim Monzingen Nußbaum Odernheim am Glan Rehbach (bei Sobernheim) Seesbach Staudernheim Weiler bei Monzingen Winterburg Bretzenheim Dorsheim Guldental Langenlonsheim Laubenheim Rümmelsheim Windesheim Daxweiler Dörrebach Eckenroth Roth (bei Stromberg) Schöneberg (Hunsrück) Schweppenhausen Seibersbach Stromberg (Hunsrück) Waldlaubersheim Warmsroth Kirn Bärenbach (bei Idar-Oberstein) Becherbach bei Kirn Brauweiler (Rheinland-Pfalz) Bruschied Hahnenbach Heimweiler Heinzenberg (bei Kirn) Hennweiler Hochstetten-Dhaun Horbach (bei Simmertal) Kellenbach Königsau Limbach (bei Kirn) Meckenbach (bei Kirn) Oberhausen bei Kirn Otzweiler Schneppenbach Schwarzerden Simmertal Weitersborn Abtweiler Becherbach (Pfalz) Breitenheim Callbach Desloch Hundsbach Jeckenbach Lettweiler Löllbach Meisenheim Raumbach Rehborn Reiffelbach Schmittweiler Schweinschied Allenfeld Argenschwang Bockenau Boos (Nahe) Braunweiler Burgsponheim Dalberg (bei Bad Kreuznach) Gebroth Gutenberg (bei Bad Kreuznach) Hargesheim Hergenfeld Hüffelsheim Mandel (Gemeinde) Münchwald Oberstreit Roxheim Rüdesheim (Nahe) Schloßböckelheim Sankt Katharinen (bei Bad Kreuznach) Sommerloch (bei Bad Kreuznach) Spabrücken Spall Sponheim Waldböckelheim Wallhausen (bei Bad Kreuznach) Weinsheim (bei Bad Kreuznach) Winterbach (Soonwald) Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis Landkreis Birkenfeld Landkreis Mainz-Bingen Hessen Landkreis Alzey-Worms Landkreis Kusel Donnersbergkreismap
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The Verbandsgemeinde Kirn-Land was an administrative unit in the legal form of a regional authority in the Bad Kreuznach district in Rhineland-Palatinate . The association community consisted of 20 independent local communities . The administrative seat was in the city ​​of Kirn .

Association members communities

Local parish, city Area (km²) Residents
Bärenbach 5.59 507
Becherbach near Kirn 8.41 387
Brauweiler 3.15 52
Bruschied 2.67 288
Hahnenbach 2.79 514
Heimweiler 9.07 390
Heinzenberg 1.96 21st
Hennweiler 14.11 1,220
Hochstetten-Dhaun 12.62 1,690
Horbach 1.92 45
Kellenbach 8.34 249
Koenigsau 2.02 63
Limbach 9.18 296
Meckenbach 6.96 359
Oberhausen near Kirn 4.58 853
Otzweiler 3.11 191
Schneppenbach 3.30 224
Black earths 6.98 240
Simmertal 8.08 1,858
Weitersborn 3.12 221
Association municipality of Kirn-Land 117.94 9,668

Population figures as of December 31, 2019


In contrast to the individual local parishes, the history of the Verbandsgemeinde Kirn-Land is still very young. The Verbandsgemeinde in its current form has existed since 1968, when the so-called functional and territorial reform was carried out in Rhineland-Palatinate . Its aim was to create equivalent living conditions in town and country through better infrastructure in rural areas.

The Verbandsgemeinde has its historical origins in the French administrative organization, which was introduced after the occupation of the left bank of the Rhine by French revolutionary troops from 1798.

From the non-union town of Kirn and the community of Kirn-Land, the new community of Kirner Land was formed on January 1, 2020 . The municipal council and the mayor of the new municipality were elected on October 20, 2019. The election times for the municipal council and mayor of the new municipality begin on January 1, 2020.

Population development

The development of the number of inhabitants in relation to the area of ​​what is now the community of Kirn-Land; the values ​​from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:

year Residents
1815 5,265
1835 4,309
1871 6,885
1905 7,586
1939 7,593
1950 8,248
year Residents
1961 8,982
1970 9,691
1987 10,053
1997 10,658
2005 10,506


Association municipal council

Due to the upcoming merger of the Verbandsgemeinde Kirn-Land with the association-free city of Kirn on January 1, 2020, the general election on May 26, 2019 , but not until October 20, 2019, was elected in a new structure. The term of office of the previous municipal council was extended by state law to December 31, 2019. The thus still in office for the entire calendar year 2019 local council Kirn-Land consists of 24 honorary council members, who in the local elections on May 25, 2014 in a personalized proportional representation were elected, and the full-time mayor as chairman.

The distribution of seats in the municipal council until December 31, 2019:

choice SPD CDU FDP FWG total
2014 13 4th 1 6th 24 seats
2009 13 5 2 8th 28 seats
2004 13 6th 1 8th 28 seats
  • FWG = Free Voting Community Kirner Land eV


The last mayor of the community of Kirn-Land was Werner Müller (SPD). He was elected in direct election on October 11, 2009 with 51.7% of the vote. After the end of the eight-year electoral term in 2017, he continued the official business as a representative. On September 8, 2019, he died after a long illness.

coat of arms

Coat of arms of the municipality of Kirn-Land

Blazon : “Inside a shield border decorated with changing colors of red and gold; a curved half-point with three rows of gold and blue; split, in front a golden crowned and armed judicial silver lion; behind a blue armored red lion. "

The graphic artist Karlheinz Brust, Kirn-Sulzbach, submitted a draft for the coat of arms of the Kirn-Land office in August 1963. With the approval of the State Archives , the Ministry of the Interior in Mainz granted on December 11, 1963 permission to use one's own coat of arms.

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, municipalities, association municipalities
  2. a b Statistical Maps, Verbandsgemeinde Kirn-Land, 2009
  3. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  4. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  5. ^ A b State of Rhineland-Palatinate: State law on the merger. Section 2 (1) June 18, 2019, accessed on November 25, 2019 .
  6. The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Municipal elections 2014, Verbandsgemeinderatswahlen
  7. ^ Günter Weinsheimer: Mourning the former mayor of the VG Kirn-Land. Allgemeine Zeitung, September 9, 2019, accessed on November 25, 2019 .