Niersbach

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Niersbach
Coat of arms of Niersbach
Coat of arms
Niersbach   is located in Germany
Niersbach
Niersbach
Coordinates: 49°56′25″N 6°44′33″E / 49.94028°N 6.74250°E / 49.94028; 6.74250Coordinates: 49°56′25″N 6°44′33″E / 49.94028°N 6.74250°E / 49.94028; 6.74250
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Bernkastel-Wittlich
Municipal assoc. Wittlich-Land
Government
 • Mayor Stephan Becker
Area
 • Total 12.81 km2 (4.95 sq mi)
Elevation 280 m (920 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 687
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 54518
Dialling codes 06508, 06575
Vehicle registration WIL

Niersbach is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Bernkastel-Wittlich district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

The municipality lies in the Eifel and belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Wittlich-Land, whose seat is in Wittlich, although that town is itself not in the Verbandsgemeinde.

Constituent communities[edit]

Niersbach has one outlying centre, the Ortsteil of Greverath.

History[edit]

In 1473, Niersbach had its first documentary mention as Nydersbach. Beginning in 1794, Niersbach lay under French rule. In 1814 it was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia at the Congress of Vienna. Since 1947, it has been part of the then newly founded state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Today’s municipality was newly formed out of the dissolved municipalities of Niersbach and Greverath on 10 June 1979.

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

The council is made up of 12 council members, who were elected by proportional representation at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009, and the honorary mayor as chairman.

The municipal election held on 7 June 2009 yielded the following results:[2]

  WG Krumeich WG Becker FWG Greverath Total
2009 3 7 2 12 seats

Coat of arms[edit]

The German blazon reads: In Silber über grünem Wellenschildfuß eine blaue Töpferscheibe, beseitet von je einer roten Flamme, darüber ein blauer Topf.

The municipality’s arms might in English heraldic language be described thus: Over a base wavy vert argent a potter’s wheel on which a pot, both azure, between two flames gules.

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This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.