|• Mayor||Harald Schmelzeisen|
|• Total||95.94 km2 (37.04 sq mi)|
|Elevation||361 m (1,184 ft)|
|• Density||81/km2 (210/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Dialling codes||06120, 06124, 06772, 06775|
The community 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 constituent communities. 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 (“Hinder Taunus”).
Within community limits, west of the constituent community 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.
Heidenrod borders in the north on the communities 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 community of Aarbergen, in the east on the community 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 communities of Welterod, Strüth, Weidenbach, Diethardt and Nastätten (all in the Rhein-Lahn-Kreis).
Heidenrod’s 19 Ortsteile, with population figures for some, are Algenroth (100), Dickschied (600), Egenroth, Geroldstein (100), Grebenroth, Hilgenroth (140), Huppert (550), Kemel (1500), Langschied (300), Laufenselden (2500), Mappershain (220), Martenroth (100), Nauroth (620), Niedermeilingen, Obermeilingen (110), Springen (500), Watzelhain, Wisper (100) and Zorn (509).
In 1972, the first merger took place when 17 self-governing communities amalgamated. In 1977 the constituent community of Hilgenroth was merged into the greater community by order.
The municipal election held on 26 March 2006 yielded the following results:
|Parties and voter communities||%
|CDU||Christian Democratic Union of Germany||38.5||12||41.2||13|
|SPD||Social Democratic Party of Germany||35.6||11||41.2||13|
|GREENS||Bündnis 90/Die Grünen||7.3||2||8.4||2|
|FDP||Free Democratic Party||4.6||2||5.5||2|
|DHP||Deutsche Heimat Partei ... Die National-Liberalen||–||–||3.8||1|
|Voter turnout in %||54.7||61.0|
Heidenrod maintains partnerships with the following places:
- Grundschule Kemeler Heide (primary school)
- Fledermausschule (primary school)
- Arne Hoffmann (b. 1969 in Wiesbaden), media scientist, journalist and book author, lives in Heidenrod-Springen
- Christian Hock, football trainer for SV Wehen-Wiesbaden
- This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.