Heidenrod is a municipality in the Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis in the Regierungsbezirk of Darmstadt in Hesse, Germany. Seat of municipal administration is to be found in the most populated municipal district, in Laufenselden.

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Coat of arms of Heidenrod
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Location of Heidenrod within Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis district
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Heidenrod is located in Germany
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Heidenrod is located in Hesse
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Coordinates: 50°12′36″N 07°59′24″E / 50.21000°N 7.99000°E / 50.21000; 7.99000Coordinates: 50°12′36″N 07°59′24″E / 50.21000°N 7.99000°E / 50.21000; 7.99000
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionDarmstadt
DistrictRheingau-Taunus-Kreis
Government
 • MayorHarald Schmelzeisen
Area
 • Total95.94 km2 (37.04 sq mi)
Elevation
361 m (1,184 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total7,913
 • Density82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
65321
Dialling codes06120, 06124, 06772, 06775
Vehicle registrationRÜD
Websitewww.heidenrod.de

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

Heidenrod lies in the western Taunus north of the main ridge and west of the Aar, between Koblenz and Wiesbaden, roughly halfway between the Rhine and the Lahn. The municipal area stretches east and west of the high ridge along which runs Bundesstraße 260, also known as the Bäderstraße (“Bath Road”). The two highest settlements in the western Taunus, Kemel (village centre, 510 m above sea level) and Mappershain (village centre, 500 m above sea level) are Heidenrod municipal districts. The Mappershainer Kopf, some 500 m northwest of its namesake place, is at 548 m above sea level the highest mountain in the Western Hintertaunus ("Farther Taunus").[2][circular reference]

Within municipal limits, west of the municipal district of Kemel, rise the headwaters of the Wisper, which run together between the constituent communities of Wisper and Geroldstein. In the constituent community of Mappershain rises the Dörsbach. Some 60% of the municipal area is wooded.

Neighbouring communitiesEdit

Heidenrod borders in the north on the municipalities of Holzhausen an der Haide, Rettert, Berndroth, Dörsdorf, Eisighofen and Reckenroth (all in the Rhein-Lahn-Kreis in Rhineland-Palatinate), in the northeast on the municipality of Aarbergen, in the east on the municipality of Hohenstein, in the southeast on the town of Bad Schwalbach, in the southwest on the town of Oestrich-Winkel, and in the west on the town of Lorch and the municipalities of Welterod, Strüth, Weidenbach, Diethardt and Nastätten (all in the Rhein-Lahn-Kreis).

Constituent communitiesEdit

Heidenrod’s 19 Ortsteile, with population figures as of Nov 2012,[3] are Algenroth (77), Dickschied (473), Egenroth (172), Geroldstein (91), Grebenroth (346), Hilgenroth (103), Huppert (525), Kemel (1219), Langschied (238), Laufenselden (1894), Mappershain (246), Martenroth (67), Nauroth (582), Niedermeilingen (328), Obermeilingen (93), Springen (406), Watzelhain (362), Wisper (94) and Zorn (447).

HistoryEdit

In 1972, the first merger took place when 17 self-governing municipalities amalgamated. Last but not least in 1977 Hilgenroth became part of Heidenrod by law.

PoliticsEdit

Municipal councilEdit

The municipal election held on 6 March 2016[4][circular reference] yielded the following results:

Parties and voter communities %
2016
Seats
2016
%
2006
Seats
2006
%
2001
Seats
2001
CDU Christian Democratic Union of Germany 28.4 9 38.5 12 41.2 13
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany 38.5 12 35.6 11 41.2 13
GREENS Bündnis 90/Die Grünen 9.9 3 7.3 2 8.4 2
FDP Free Democratic Party 4.7 1 4.6 2 5.5 2
BIH Bürgerinitiative Heidenrod 18.5 6 14.0 4
DHP Deutsche Heimat Partei ... Die National-Liberalen 3.8 1
Total 100.0 31 100.0 31 100.0 31
Voter turnout in % 59.2 54.7 61.0

Municipal partnershipsEdit

Heidenrod maintains partnerships with the following places:

EducationEdit

  • Grundschule Kemeler Heide (primary school)
  • Fledermausschule (primary school)

Famous peopleEdit

  • Arne Hoffmann (b. 1969 in Wiesbaden), media scientist, journalist and book author, lives in Heidenrod-Springen
  • Christian Hock, football trainer for SV Wehen-Wiesbaden

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand am 31.12.2018". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Taunus
  3. ^ https://memim.com/heidenrod.html
  4. ^ de:Heidenrod

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