|• Mayor||Dirk Jost|
|• Total||3.00 km2 (1.16 sq mi)|
|Elevation||435 m (1,427 ft)|
|• Density||47/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Badenhard is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis (district) in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Emmelshausen having its administration in the like-named town.
The feudal landholders were until the French occupation in 1794 the Counts of Katzenelnbogen and the Landgraviate of Hesse. In 1815 Badenhard was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia at the Congress of Vienna. In 1908, the building of the local church was financed by a local woman. Since 1946, it has been part of the then newly founded state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
The municipality’s majority is Evangelical.
Badenhard’s mayor is Dirk Jost.
Coat of arms
The German blazon reads: In geteiltem Schild oben in Gold drei rote Eichenblätter nebeneinander, unten in Blau zwei silberne Ähren.
The municipality’s arms might in English heraldic language be described thus: In the splitted shield above in gold three oak leaves next to next, the bottom in blue with two silver ears of wheat argent.
The Ortsgemeinde of Badenhard is even today a community well defined by agriculture and forestry. The oakleaves refer to the broadleaf forests, and the ears of wheat to agriculture. While the charges refer to the municipality itself, the tinctures refer to the old feudal landholders, the Counts of Katzenelnbogen and the Landgraviate of Hesse.
Culture and sightseeing
In the following are listed buildings or sites in Rhineland-Palatinate’s Directory of Cultural Monuments:
- Evangelical church, Schloßstraße 1 – Baroque Revival-Art Nouveau building with T-shaped floor plan, 1908/1909 
Economy and infrastructure
The typographer Hans Schmidt lives in Badenhard.
- This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.