Burbach, North Rhine-Westphalia
|• Mayor||Christoph Ewers|
|• Total||79.66 km2 (30.76 sq mi)|
|Elevation||365 m (1,198 ft)|
|• Density||180/km2 (470/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
The community of Burbach consists of the following subdivisions: Burbach, Gilsbach, Holzhausen, Lippe, Lützeln, Niederdresselndorf, Oberdresselndorf, Wahlbach, Würgendorf.
The council's 32 seats are apportioned thus, in accordance with municipal elections held on 26 September 2004:
Coat of arms
Burbach's civic coat of arms might heraldically be described thus: Party per pale, dexter in azure spangled with billets Or a two-tailed lion rampant Or armed and langued gules, sinister in Or three lozenges sable arranged vertically.
The lion stands for the princely House of Nassau-Siegen. The three lozenges (diamonds) come from the Lords of Seelbach, who held sway over the community in the Middle Ages.
The current civic coat of arms is based on the now abolished Amt's arms, and was granted in 1970. The local court for Burbach and Seelbach was already using the combination of a lion and diamonds by the 15th century.
Economy and infrastructure
Running through the northeast of the municipal area is Autobahn A 45 (Sauerlandlinie). As well, the municipal area is connected in the east to Federal Highway (Bundesstraße) B 54, which runs from Siegen towards Limburg an der Lahn. Bus connections are provided by the Westphalia-South Transport Community (Verkehrsgemeinschaft Westfalen-Süd; VGWS) running to all neighbouring communities.
In the southern municipal area lies the Siegerland Airport.
Well known businesses in Burbach are:
- Expert Klein
- Foto-Drogerie-Kosmetik Bräuer
- Georgi Transporte
- Hering Bau (tracklaying)
- Heusel Kälte- und Klimatechnik
- SOPREMA-KLEWA Dachbaustoffe
- MHP Mannesmann Präzisrohr
- Orica, Werk Würgendorf (formerly Dynamit Nobel AG)
- razorcom it service
- IPG Photonics
Notable people associated with the town include:
- Cem Islamoglu, Turkish-German football player
- Wilhelm Killing, mathematician
- Hermann Schmidt, German politician
- Markus Waldrich, German football player
- This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.
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